PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
with Enter Sandman blaring on the field by himself
I just wish it was the 9th but I understand Leyland's reasoning
Sucks the music isnt very clear
I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me
Agreed.....cool moment for a class guy.
But I still loathe the Yankees.
As much as the Yankees are hated, they have two of the classiest guys in baseball in Jeter and Rivera. If either were ever caught up in the steroids scandal, I'd seriously lose all hope for baseball.
As much as he is a "classy" guy I don't believe he deserved the MVP.
There isn't a more uniformly respected athlete than Mariano Rivera. Seeing all those allstars, maybe future HOFers, standing and clapping enthusiastically was chilling.
This brings up an interesting topic:
Who are your top 5 most respected athletes of this generation (currently playing or just recently retired)? Players that are so professional and talented that no matter who they played for, you will always believe they truly made their sport a better game.
Chipper Jones (he got just as much love as Rivera is getting during his farewell season last year)
Drew Brees (Antonio Gates, LaDanian Tomlinson)
Steve Nash (Dirk a close second, Antawn Jamison)
Ichiro (even if its a language barrier thing, guy would go down as top 10 of all time had he not started his MLB career when he was almost 30.)
There's a lot of NHL players that could fit here too, but I'll be honest and say I don't know enough about them to list them.
Derek Jeter? Tim Duncan? LeBron? Peyton Manning? Tom Brady?
Not a Yankees fan either but I am glad to see a guy like Rivera go out on a good note rather than retiring after his injury.
I'm a redsox fan, so this is like saying it about a UM man, but he is without a doubt the best closer in the history of baseball. As a sports fan overall, I was happy to see the way he was respected and honored by the other players and the crowd as well. He deserved every bit of that and is not only a great baseball player but a great human being as well. He's done a lot for the poor in his home country and seems to be very humble to boot. As much as I hate the Yankees, I gotta tip my cap to the best there ever has been. Congrats Mo, go SOX!!!
Let me start this be saying I am a diehard Tribe fan who grew up hating the Yanks. I now live in NY and have come to know Mariano on a personal level. He is without a doubt one of the classiest people I've come across in my life. Never mind the fact that he is without doubt the greatest closer who ever lived, he is a better person.
He knows I'm a Tribe fan, but gets me tickets for the Indians games whenever they are in NY. Doesn't mind that I wear my Tribe hat in his house, he just laughs when I tell him to take it easy on the Tribe that day. He is a class act all the way and just a great guy.
He truly deserved all the accolades he got last night and I know he probably was very uncomfortable with all the attention. He is currently renovating a dilapidated church in the town I live in and when he retires he plans on preaching there with his wife. Great family man, great ambassador for the game and just a great guy.
Much respect Mo!
I'm a completely biased Yankees fan so this means nothing but Mo is the GOAT.
I for one do not understand what Leyland was thinking. So the concern was about not getting him in the game if the NL were to take the lead. At 3-0 there would have been no harm in bringing Nathan in for the 8th and seeing how it played out. He could have brought Mo in, if by chance the tying run came to the plate. Oh well, whatever, go Tribe!
Im a huge Yankees fan and have followed Mariano his entire career. Ive been fortunate to see him close out many games, including multiple world series games and its been a real privilege. All-time great for sure.
There was an article the other day that talked about his fareweill tour and he has asked the opposing team in each city to set up meetings with stadium workers and other support staff and fans so he can thank them personally for all they do. He lets the other teams pick the people attending those meetings, except in Cleveland -- he requested that the guy who has been banging the drum in the stands attend! Class act.
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