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Cool Hand

Mariano is three saves away from setting the all-time saves record. I liked this bit from Craig Calcaterra over at Hardball Talk:

I think that Rivera is just showing — again — how true greatness and dominance can get actually get boring after a while, causing us to lose sight of it. I mean, it would be one thing if there was a dramatic arc to Rivera’s career. But really there isn’t. It’s been greatness since he began, followed by greatness, and continuing on through greatness, basically unabated. Sure, you have a season of him as a mediocre starter for spice. A high-profile blown save a decade ago. But really that’s not enough to break the chain.

Say Word.


1 joejoejoe   ~  Sep 12, 2011 3:48 pm

Rivera reminds me of a story that Stephen Hawking tells:

"[A scientist describes] how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture, a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said: "What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise." The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, "What is the tortoise standing on?" "You're very clever, young man, very clever," said the old lady. "But it's turtles all the way down!"

Mo is turtles.

2 RIYank   ~  Sep 12, 2011 4:59 pm

I thought Hawking told that story about Bertrand Russell (that is, Russell was the 'scientist'). Stephen Fry tells it about William James.

3 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 12, 2011 8:06 pm

[2] Heh. Have you ever seen an episode of Q.I.?

4 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 12, 2011 9:06 pm

King Felix tonight, wish I was home to catch it on teevee.

5 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 12, 2011 9:44 pm

TB continues to roll. Up 3 with 1 to go.

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