HOPE Week — which stands for “Helping Others Persevere and Excel” honors five people each year for making a difference in their communities by surprising them with a day celebrating their accomplishments.
Mariano Rivera, the pitcher nonpareil, chatted with Mike Francesa on Wednesday afternoon, looking as spry and sounding as pious as ever. And so it’s time to tip a final cap.
Mariano Rivera visited the WFAN studios on Wednesday to talk retirement and about many of the moments that went into his new book, “The Closer.”
Think you could make contact off legendary closer Mariano Rivera? WFAN co-host Craig Carton wasn’t about to pass up the chance.
“It doesn’t hold noise, or home-team fervor, anywhere near the way the old place did,” he said. “The old Stadium was our 10th man — a loud and frenzied cauldron of pinstriped passion, with a lot of lifers in the stands.”
“Jon, I feel bad for you man,” the all-time MLB saves leader said to Stewart in regard to the host’s fandom. “You’ve been suffering all these years.”
Mo admires Dustin Pedroia for his determination, all-out hustle and will to win. You know, all the things lacking at times in former Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano.
The city is honoring the famed closer, who retired last year, by renaming the street outside Yankee stadium: River Avenue will now be Rivera Avenue.
On a day when New York City FC announced that it will play its inaugural Major League Soccer season at Yankee Stadium in 2015, it was also revealed that baseball’s all-time saves leader would be the team’s first season-ticket holder.
When international soccer has been staged at Yankee Stadium, it has been a success. Now it’s time to try something more on a full-time basis.
It’s only fitting. Major League Baseball has honored the top closers in baseball for years, but soon will rename its awards after arguably the two best relievers to ever pick up a ball.
Yankees fans will have at least 80 more chances — hopefully — to say goodbye to Derek Jeter. But the first had a special feel to it, thanks to some old friends.
Before the Yankees’ home opener on Monday against the Orioles at 1:05 p.m., the “Core Four” of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada will be reunited on the field.
Prepare to be unspoiled. Though D-Rob has shown a solid, “go get ’em” attitude on his six Grapefruit League outings, nobody knows how he’ll handle closer duties.
It turns out the Miami Marlins had their own way of honoring Mariano Rivera in his home country.