"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

The Grand Imperial (You and Your Crew Be the Milk Plus the Cereal)

The great Mariano.

Notice the socks?

And the Mike Mussina-like dip?

And the fierceness?

A close call doesn’t go his way.

Really, Blue?

Don’t you know who I am?

The Great Rivera–In Living Color?

Then Alex Rodriguez makes a nice play.

And the game is over.

Another save for Mo. And once again, we are ever grateful.


1 RagingTartabull   ~  Apr 5, 2011 9:31 am

went last night, very well played, crisp, enjoyable game. But daaaamn were there a lot of empty seats. Its a Monday in April so I'm not saying the Yanks are gonna turn into the A's in terms of attendance or anything, but it was striking.

oh and Alex, my suggestion for your overlooked sportswriters idea: Steve Rushin

2 Shaun P.   ~  Apr 5, 2011 9:35 am

The high socks look so damn good on Mo. Why didn't he wear them up before?

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Apr 5, 2011 11:02 am

2) because it is written:

When it suited Mo, and not until then, he raised his socks, revealed his feted calves, and said, "Behold my amazing feats. Size 11 and a half."
And his people rejoiced.

The Word of the Mo.

Thanks be to Mo

4 nettles   ~  Apr 5, 2011 11:47 am

Death. Taxes. Mo. Only three things you can count on. He is just a joy to watch pitch. Of all the Yankees I've had the privilege to watch over the years, Rivera is hands down, by far, the most inspiring of the bunch. I'll shed tears the day he retires.

5 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 5, 2011 11:50 am

Those are exquisite photos. Especially the one of Alex.

6 YankeeAbby   ~  Apr 5, 2011 12:58 pm

nice stems there, Mo!

7 ny2ca2dc   ~  Apr 5, 2011 1:11 pm

I love this post

8 bags   ~  Apr 5, 2011 2:03 pm

alex, these photo stories are an effing fabulous new addition to the blog.

love this.

9 joejoejoe   ~  Apr 5, 2011 3:16 pm

I like these new photos. They almost read like panels in a comic book. Fun!

10 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 5, 2011 6:13 pm

[8] Hear, hear!

I love how the new stats guys often emphasize the point about even mediocre starters being more valuable than the best relievers..except for Mariano Rivera of course.

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