The Greatest

Courtesy, as always, of Pete Abraham:

Here’s what kind of guy Mariano Rivera is.

When the Yankees arrived today, they each had a ball in a glass and cherry wood display case waiting for them in their lockers. It was a game-used ball from the June 28 game against the Mets when Mo picked up his 500th save.

Each ball was signed and under Mo’s meticulous signature it said “500th save, 6/28/08.”

Not only did Mariano give a ball to every player, all of the coaches, trainers, security people and other staff members received one as well.

Making it know that he considered it a team and not an individual accomplishment. Mariano is The Man.

Published in: on July 24, 2009 at 1:14 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. can i just sat something corny like– GOD i love him!

  2. I don’t think it’s corny, Mike. Of course, I am biased. Mariano is not just my favorite Yankee, but my favorite athlete–which for me is saying a lot, having grown up with serious cases of kid hero worship of Munson, Dr. J, and Larry Bird.

    To me, in sports, there’s Mariano and there’s everybody else (some classifications in there, clearly).

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