In anticipation of the Yankees captain getting inducted hotels in the Cooperstown area were getting calls and emails on Thursday from fans trying to book rooms for more than six years from now.
The demand for Rivera’s last game at Yankee Stadium experienced a notable increase, but nowhere near the extent that Jeter’s announcement has had.
Under the long-discussed deal announced Thursday, careers saves leader Mariano Rivera will promote the event, and a gala dinner will be held March 14 to benefit the Mariano Rivera Foundation.
They owned October year after year. Derek Jeter and his baseball brothers — the gang that grew up champions. One by one, they walked away from the game until Jeter was the last man standing in pinstripes.
“It’s the same deal,” Robertson said Tuesday after a pre-spring training workout at the Yankees’ minor league complex. “Throwing the eighth or ninth inning, you’ve still got to get three outs.”
As the tornadic talk continues over the Hall of Fame vote, Goose Gossage is making the rounds about his past, present, and potential colleagues in Cooperstown. And, as always, he’s trotting out the regurgitated mantras regarding relief pitching.
This year was so packed with gigantic stories that we had to add a whopping 13 honorable mentions. And believe us, those had to be narrowed down, too.
You may not recognize the new team, but you’ll probably recognize the result: just short of 90 wins, just short of the playoffs, way short of expectations.
The guy most baseball fans love to hate topped this year’s list, with two more Bronx Bombers cracking the top 10.
The Yankees legend is receiving another honor: a street named after him in the Bronx. The City Council voted Tuesday to co-name one block of River Avenue to Rivera Avenue.
He was the right man at the right time for a club that had fallen on hard times before 1996. And he didn’t mess it up when it would have been so easy to do just that.
The Seattle Mariners appear to be all-in on Robinson Cano. According to a report in the Daily News, they may have made an offer to the free agent second baseman that trumps the Yankees’ latest offer.
“Money, first of all. Money won’t bring you happiness. You have to recognize that. You have to be happy where you play, where you enjoy the fans … it becomes your home.”
“If he tells me something, I’m going to believe him. Definitely,” Rivera said. “But again, that’s me. He’s my friend, and if he tells me something I’m going to believe him.”
It’s not even Thanksgiving. Why is everyone so worked up about Robinson Cano’s market not shaping up yet?