Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mariano Rivera Will Save Us All

Happy 500th save, Mo! You're the best!

The Yankees are playing decent ball right now, and just swept the extremely awful Mets in this month's second Subway Series. Interleague games are interesting because you get to see unusual things, like Mariano Rivera swinging a baseball bat. Tonight, he walked with this bases loaded, forcing in a run in the 9th inning. According to the Yankees radio announcers, Derek Jeter was "laughing uncontrollably" while A-Rod "jumped up and down like a six-year-old, yelling 'Yeah!'" A-Rod behaving like and overstimulted child? Nothing new, there.

Top: Jeter cracking up with Mo on deck;
Bottom: A-Rod going nuts, Robbie a bit slow on the uptake

Also nothing new: Mo shut down the opposition, making him only one of two pitchers to reach the 500 save mark. Amazing! Congratulations Yankees, you may not actually be the best team in baseball, but YOU ARE THE BEST TEAM IN BASEBALL. (You know what I mean.)

From the Yahoo! wrap-up:

Sentimentalist that he is, Rivera repeated every word that Yankees captain Derek Jeter(notes) said to him after Alex Cora(notes) rolled out to second for the final out in the Yankees’ 4-2 win.

“After the game, he said, ‘Congratulations, you’re the best, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah,’ ” said Rivera, who is 19 years removed from the day he received a $3,000 bonus to sign with the Yankees in Panama, 13 years removed from his first career save, and untold years from calling it a career.

"Congratulations, you're the best, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah." Love it.


  1. and Rivera has his first RBI in the same night on top of everything... funny how things work out sometimes

  2. I want to publicly admit that I cried when Jeter and Rivera hugged after the game. Baseball makes me feel thing.