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    Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour Going Too Far

    I don't get why all these other franchises are paying homage to a guy that tortured their team and fans for years, and now this.

    In honor of Mariano Rivera, Hard Rock Cafes to remove 'Enter Sandman' song - ESPN New York

    This is getting to be really stupid.



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    Re: Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour Going Too Far

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    I don't get why all these other franchises are paying homage to a guy that tortured their team and fans for years, and now this.

    In honor of Mariano Rivera, Hard Rock Cafes to remove 'Enter Sandman' song - ESPN New York

    This is getting to be really stupid.
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    Re: Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour Going Too Far

    I agree. It's getting absurd.



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    Re: Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour Going Too Far

    Maybe it's just me, but I don't see how not playing a song anymore is a tribute.



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    Re: Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour Going Too Far

    Its not like he was Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky............he was a really good relief pitcher. They didn't do this for Nolan Ryan or any other player better than him.



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    Re: Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour Going Too Far

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    Its not like he was Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky............he was a really good relief pitcher. They didn't do this for Nolan Ryan or any other player better than him.
    He was the Michael Jordan of relief pitchers though. The greatest that ever lived. They did the same thing for Chipper Jones last year. Who exactly is it hurting to tribute Rivera like this?



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    Re: Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour Going Too Far

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    Its not like he was Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky............he was a really good relief pitcher. They didn't do this for Nolan Ryan or any other player better than him.
    I would say he is pretty close to those guys for a closer. No one has been as good for so long. Plus the way he has done it using basically 1 pitch is amazing. The tributes might be a little over the top, but he is the best ever at what he does.



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    Re: Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour Going Too Far

    The greatest relief pitcher of all time, and a Yankee...what else would you expect?



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    Re: Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour Going Too Far

    Just wait until the next game on Fox and they have a red carpet event into Yankee Stadium with Ryan Seacrest in a tux interviewing the Rudolph Giuliani and Cameron Diaz types as they go in.

    You ain't seen nothing yet.



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    Re: Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour Going Too Far

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    Its not like he was Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky............he was a really good relief pitcher. They didn't do this for Nolan Ryan or any other player better than him.
    Um, no. He wasn't a relief pitcher. He was a closer, the best ever. When he came into the game that meant the game was over. He was basically like watching your executioner walk into the room. It's a totally different situation than being a starter.


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    Re: Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour Going Too Far

    I think it is more to do with him being a really good guy. It doesn't hurt to celebrate that. What is sports without celebrating some good/ (and I HATE the Yankees!)

    As an aside there is a nice article in SI about him. At the end they talk to a Kansas City family whose son died in an accident when an airport sign fell and crushed him. I have a small connection to that family and know Rivera's interaction meant a lot.



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    Re: Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour Going Too Far

    When he came in the game was over 89% of the time. (Provided it was a save opportunity)
    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    Um, no. He wasn't a relief pitcher. He was a closer, the best ever. When he came into the game that meant the game was over. He was basically like watching your executioner walk into the room. It's a totally different situation than being a starter.


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    Re: Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour Going Too Far

    Video of his mound exit from his final game in Yankee Stadium tonight. Jeter & Pettitte came out to switch the pitcher. It's a pretty cool scene.

    Video: TB@NYY: Mo exits final home game to heartfelt ovation | MLB.com



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    OP is right. The only stories I wanna hear outta professional sports contain steroids and players murdering people. What a disgrace this is!



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    Re: Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour Going Too Far

    Get used to it because Jeter's is coming.



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