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Yesterday on Pinstriped Bible:
- Mariano Rivera announced he will be retiring from baseball at the end of the 2013 season
- Andrew recaps yesterday's Yankees/Braves game
- Tanya talks about replacing the irreplaceable Rivera
- Mariano is the best by Jason
- GIFs of the Yankees/Marlins Game
Around the World:
Mariano Rivera should be the first unanimous Hall of Famer. He has the records, the ability, the integrity, the sportsmanship, the character and he has played for the New York Yankees for his entire career.
Now that Mariano Rivera is retiring from baseball, the number 42 will never be worn by another Major League Baseball player. If there was an All-Star team consisting of only players who wore 42 it would include Jackie Robinson, Mo Vaughn, Bruce Sutter, Mariano Rivera and others.
The Bronx Pinstripes identify their favorite Mariano Rivera moments from throughout his career. The 2003 ALCS Game 7 is there and so is the bases loaded walk, as well as several others. What's yours?
Mo is not only irreplaceable on the mound, but also in the dugout. David Robertson, Joba Chamberlain, David Aardsma or any number of free agents could replace him on the mound, but no one will be able to duplicate his success.
Mark DeRosa warns Mark Teixeira about the dangers of a wrist injury on a baseball career. While his injury isn't as severe as DeRosa's or Jose Bautista's, both of which required surgery, he does have to be careful not to aggravate the injury by trying to come back too soon.
"I'm so happy he is going out on his terms. Now every time he steps into a ballpark this year, teams and fans can celebrate and appreciate what he has meant to this great game we play." -Jorge Posada
"Mariano Rivera is arguably the greatest closer of all time. But beyond that he is a class act and a great human being. It is an honor to be his teammate and his friend." - Alex Rodriguez
Injury Updates: Phil Hughes is progressing through his rehab and threw a 10 pitch bullpen yesterday. He will have a longer session on Monday. David Robertson and David Aardsma both threw bullpen sessions and everything seems fine with them.
Questions of the Day:
- What is your favorite road city?
- If you could have anyone as the Yankee manager, who would it be?
- What is your favorite movie of all time?
- What was your favorite subject in school?
Coming Up Today:
- New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays @ 1:05 pm (Game Thread @ 12:30 pm)