Sweeny Murti

Mariano Rivera walks off the Yankee Stadium diamond to a large applause from fans on Sept. 26, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Keidel: My Meeting With Mariano, The Man Who Says It All With Silence

I had just come from the clubhouse, along with a throng of reporters, swarming and barking at him like hyenas. Everyone wants to be like him. Everyone wants to be him. Everyone wants a piece of his peace.

09/28/2013

Mariano Rivera tips his cap after becoming baseball's all-time leader in saves on September 19, 2011. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Soaking It In: Mariano Rivera Recalls 10 Defining Mo-ments — Part 5

This week we have looked back at memorable games and achievements during Rivera’s career. Today we look at two moments where the fans had the chance to express their feelings and how deeply it affected him.

09/27/2013

Mariano Rivera celebrates after earning his 500th career save against the New York Mets on June 28, 2009 at Citi Field. The Yankees defeated the Mets 4-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

1st RBI, Final Ring: Mariano Rivera Recalls 10 Defining Mo-ments — Part 4

On Wednesday, we looked at two of the most emotional nights at the old Yankee Stadium. Today we take a look at memories made in the first year of New York’s current baseball stadiums.

09/26/2013

Mariano Rivera after the Aaron Boone game in Oct. 2003. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Old Stadium: Mariano Rivera Recalls 10 Defining Mo-ments — Part 3

“Being able to throw the last pitch in that stadium … it was good, it was good,” Rivera tells WFAN’s Sweeny Murti.

09/25/2013

Mariano Rivera during the highest high of 1998 (Photo by Vincent Laforet/Getty Images), and the lowest low of 2001 (Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Highs & Lows: Mariano Rivera Recalls 10 Career-Defining Mo-ments — Part 2

“Sometimes your best is not enough,” Rivera told WFAN’s Sweeny Murti of the 2001 World Series. “And that’s what I took from that. It wasn’t (meant) for us.”

09/24/2013

Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte in 2008. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Last Hurrah As Yankee Dynasty Fades Into Memory

The Beatles never got back together. And nobody else ever really took their place, did they? The Yankees will be the Yankees again one day. But they won’t ever be the same as the group you saw assembled one last time on Sunday.

09/24/2013

Mariano Rivera signs a ball for young fans at Baseball City Stadium before a 1996 spring training game. (Photo by Tony Ranze/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Mariano Rivera Recalls 10 Career-Defining Mo-ments — Part 1

So many memories of Mariano Rivera. You have yours, good and bad. But what are his recollections?

09/23/2013

Preston Claiborne (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Keidel: If The Yankees Miss The Playoffs, They Are Still A Success

It raises a uniquely New York paradox. Can the Yankees miss the playoffs and still be a success? Can you wear your Jeter Snuggie through a fall and winter wasteland of hot-stove chatter? Yes.

09/17/2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sweeny: How Can You Say Yankees Don’t Have Heart?

As the Yankees continue to surge then sputter, surge then sputter, I keep hearing from fans about how this team lacks heart and desire. Seriously? That’s about all this team has.

09/16/2013

Derek Jeter (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images), Robinson Cano and A-Rod (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Jeter Done For 2013, But Yankees Very Much Alive

We now know that Derek Jeter isn’t going to ride to the rescue. But Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano still have a chance. Yankees fans just might embrace them both if it happens.

09/12/2013

Hiroki Kuroda of the New York Yankees is consoled by Derek Jeter after giving up a multi-run inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 28, 2013. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Bad Time To Go 2-4 And More Yankees Notes

And now begins the really tough stretch. Starting Friday the Yankees play 14 of their next 17 games against the Orioles and Red Sox.

08/29/2013

Derek Jeter (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Do The Captain And His Crew Still Have Some Tricks Up Their Sleeves?

Derek Jeter comes back on Monday night. Yes, again. Jeter represents the last bit of hope for the Yankees, hope that he might be the final piece of the puzzle for a team that’s clawed back into the playoff race.

08/26/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sweeny: It’s A-Rod’s World, And We’re All Just Living In It

Only in the world of A-Rod can so many jaw-dropping stories keep coming at you like baseballs being fired from a pitching machine. Bigger stories every day? A-Rod was right for a change. What the heck is happening tomorrow?

08/19/2013

A-Rod (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Why Go On? For A-Rod, It’s All About The Money

How did we end up here? How did we get to the point where a minor league game in August could be the last chance to see one of the greatest players in baseball history?

08/02/2013

Bud Selig (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Ex-Commissioner Fay Vincent: MLB’s Drug Program ‘Obviously A Failure’

“Suspensions and testing and the whole drug program that they’ve got is obviously a failure,” Fay Vincent said. “It’s not working, and something has to be done to keep these guys from doing what they’re doing.”

07/31/2013

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