How Mariano became Mo

Jeter, Rivera could be dragged into Clemens/McNamee fray
Spring Training Game Thread: It's not raining in Florida

If you’re looking for a little light reading on this Sunday morning, check out this amazing profile of Mariano Rivera, courtesy of Christian Red of the Daily News. It touches on everything from young Mariano’s days as a sardine fisherman to his desire to become a mechanic to his high and low points on a big league mound. It’s long, but it’s well worth the read. Make sure you check it out.

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Jeter, Rivera could be dragged into Clemens/McNamee fray
Spring Training Game Thread: It's not raining in Florida
  • te

    awesome article read it yesterday, mo rocks

  • Bxbomber

    I’m actually in Arizona as I read this visiting a friend and 2001 still brings back painful memories.

    Great read tho…

  • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

    Just a fantastic, fantastic article.

    (I’m gonna channel Grindhouse here and say if you… are thinking… of reading… the comments… DON’T.)

  • Thomas A. Anderson

    That was a fantastic piece. That’s stuff a person like me aspires to write one day.

    It also reminds me that today’s hacks in the mainstream media used to be able to write stuff as good or better than that. e.g. Lupica, Mike; Reilly, Rick. et al.

    Especially Reilly. I like him personally more than I like Lupica, but when he was in his prime, he was the best sportswriter on earth. And now he’s not.

  • Do Not Feed The Trolls!

    I thought I would be reading about the big bang theory.

    I was a bit disappointed thought I wanted to know more about how teh cutter came to be.