By Sweeny Murti
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After dealing with sick kids at home during flu season, Mariano Rivera made the transition to baseball season — arriving at Yankee camp and putting on his familiar number 42 Thursday morning.
He is the best ever at what he does and he is a remarkably good person to boot. Rivera walks through the clubhouse with an easy gait, he jokes with teammates, smiles and shakes hands with reporters. Rivera makes everything look as easy as a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
What isn’t easy is trying to figure out how much longer he’ll be the greatest security blanket in Yankee history. A question about Andy Pettitte’s recent retirement led to a candid conversation about Rivera’s own baseball future, his motivations, and the same family considerations that eventually drove Pettitte away.
Listen here to the great Mariano Rivera:
It remains my opinion that we will speak of Mariano Rivera the way previous generations spoke of Babe Ruth. Decades from now Rivera will still be the standard by which every other closer is measured, and every other closer will fall ridiculously short.
Rivera is signed for two more years. Who knows what happens after that. Enjoy him while he’s here.
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