“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.
A fundraising dinner on Friday for Rivera’s foundation and the games Saturday and Sunday at Rod Carew Stadium highlight a weekend that is a tribute to the pitcher, who retired after last season.
Michael Pineda, who missed the past two seasons after right shoulder surgery, has nine strikeouts in 4 2-3 scoreless innings overall. He’s bidding to become the Yankees’ fifth starter.
Being retired hasn’t stopped Mo Rivera from picking up one more save. The legendary Yankees reliever has renovated a long-vacant church that became the new home of his wife’s ministry Thursday.
Speaking to WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Wednesday, Mariano Rivera offered a ton of advice to Robertson, touched on Derek Jeter’s upcoming retirement tour and the Yankees’ exhibition games in Panama.