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MARIANO RIVERA RUMORS

My Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

I am not a member of the Baseball Writers’ Asscoiation of America. It’s all but official that Pedro Martinez will be part of the Hall of Fame class this year. However, that doesn’t prevent me from filling out my own ballot for fun each year and delving into my passion of baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The toughest part about this ballot is if this were the...
Via isportsweb.com
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees don't sign Mariano Rivera's son: Report

The Yankees announced Saturday that draft pick Mariano Rivera Jr., the son of their retired legendary closer, did not sign a contract before Friday's deadline.The team had selected Rivera Jr., a righthander from Iona College, in the 29th round of the June amateur draft. Rivera Jr. has decided he will return to school for his junior year.The Yankees did sign 27 of the 38 other players...
Via The Other Paper
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica tries to move on after Mariano Rivera in ESPN spot

Twenty years ago, you would’ve never seen Metallica taking part in pre-game ceremonies at Yankee Stadium or taking batting practice with the San Francisco Giants. Then again, you would’ve never thought they’d cut their hair either. Is it possible the Roll Hall of Famers have seemingly mellowed out a touch as they’ve gotten older.  Consider this, they just appeared in an...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica having trouble moving on from Mariano Rivera (Video)

Now that New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has retired, the guys from Metallica are having trouble finding someone new to provide an entrance song for - at least, that is the premise of the latest ESPN "This is SportsCenter" commercial.In the ad, Metallica deals with their most recent rejection from Coach K while contemplating calling the next name on their list - golfer John...
Via Holdout Sports
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees draft Mariano Rivera's son

A year ago, while he was mid-way through his last season in the Majors, the Harlem Globetrotters “drafted” Mariano Rivera.  Saturday, probably as a favor to the all-time saves leader, the New York Yankees selected Mariano Rivera III in the 29th round of the MLB Draft. “It was amazing, a good feeling,” younger Rivera said of getting drafted. “Some random number called me...
Via Hall of Very Good
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

For Your Saturday Viewing Pleasure: Mariano Rivera In Panama

When I noticed an email from MLB in my inbox this morning promoting a video of last week's Legends Series in Panama, I was like, so what? The series honoring Mariano Rivera was, after all, old news. However, when I watched the video I saw things I hadn't seen before when watching coverage of the series.  The video doesn't include any game footage. It is basically a timeline...
Via Lady At The Bat
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking ahead to the Hall of Fame ballot of 2015

  The plethora of big names appearing on the ballot for the Hall of Fame won’t be disappearing anytime soon. Wednesday saw three played elected to Cooperstown by the Baseball Writers Association of America since 1999. All three were big, big names. There was also almost a fourth, with Craig Biggio falling two votes short. Had he been elected, it would’ve been the first time...
Via isportsweb.com
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera gets street named after him

The guy already had Metallica play at his retirement ceremony, but if you ask Mariano Rivera, having a street named after you is probably one of the coolest things you could ever. Tuesday, according to Dan Salogub, the cat who has been behind the Rivera Avenue movement from the start, the tribute was very close to getting the "okay" from the New York City Council and, basically...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera has funny gift idea for Derek Jeter

Recently retired New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was making a public appearance on Wednesday morning when the topic of what would be the perfect gift for some of his more prominent ex-teammates came up. Rivera, handing out gifts at a Dick’s Sporting Goods in Manhattan while wearing a Santa hat, joked about what the […]The post Mariano Rivera has the perfect gift idea for...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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