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Cool Hand

Posted By Alex Belth On September 12, 2011 @ 3:27 pm In 1: Featured,Baseball Musings,Bronx Banter,Yankees | Comments Disabled


Mariano is three saves away from setting the all-time saves record. I liked this bit from Craig Calcaterra over at Hardball Talk [2]:

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.

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[2] this bit from Craig Calcaterra over at Hardball Talk: http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/12/mariano-rivera-is-close-to-the-all-time-saves-record/

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