Canali re-ups with a closer

Should the Yankees pursue Barret Loux?
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Dreams of wars and liars or a nice cashmere sweater.

Mariano Rivera‘s second career as a high-class male fashion model is truly taking off. After donning Canali pinstripes for the spring, the Yanks’ closer and the Italian designer have teamed up for the fall. Rivera sat for a photo shoot in June and sytled a navy pinstripe two-button suit, a double-breasted cashmere coat and a gray cashmere-blend jacket, reports WWDMen’s. “I was thrilled to be asked again by Canali to be featured in the advertising campaign,” Rivera said. “I have been a fan of the brand for many years.”

A Canali spokesperson said that Rivera was “a pro in front of the camera.” Elisabetta Canali, the firm’s global communications director, said inviting Rivera back was “an easy decision for us to feature him again in this season’s advertising campaign.” Look out for the ads this month.

Should the Yankees pursue Barret Loux?
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  • CBean

    He looks fantastic.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Looks more like James Bond than Daniel Craig did.

    • Captain Jack

      Instead of gadgets he’ll just throw his Cutter at the bad guys.

      • Angelo

        Well done.

        • bexarama

          Haha, didn’t David Cone say that in case of a zombie invasion, the one weapon he’d want was a Mariano Rivera cut fastball because “it doesn’t miss”?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    What a coincidence, “Dickies” just signed Papelbon to be their spokesman as well.

    • RL

      How appropriate.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      What sponsor will pick up Frankie? Chico’s Bail Bonds?

    • Tom Zig

      I don’t know if I should believe this or not. It seems very plausible but it’s coming from Mr. In Sunny Daytona. He’s a crafty fellow.

    • Pete

      i ected this

    • Steve H

      Baby Gap just signed Pedroia.

      • FIPster Doofus


      • Angelo


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    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Curt Schilling has signed on to become a sponsor of Freedom Week™.

      • JGS

        He had to do it quickly or the government would take it away from him

    • thurdonpaul

      lmao, i thoroughly enjoyed that comment.

  • T-Dubs

    the very definition of a “winning smile”

  • bexarama

    I love Mariano Rivera so goddamn much (possibly because I is a Yankees fan who makes him seem better than he is). That’s all.

    • Pete

      you’re so charitable with your time bexy

      • bexarama

        I’m not quite sure what this comment means :X

        • pete

          haha it means your ability to deal with online nitwitism despite your own utter lack of nitwitism is incredible

          • bexarama

            Oh. Well, thank you. That is very kind. :)

    • Ana

      lmao that secret is hilarious. awful grammar ftw/ftl

  • nathan

    “a pro in front of the camera.”

    — Sorry, I chuckled when I read that. It could have been expressed in better words.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Nobody gets good wood on him.

      • nathan


  • rek4gehrig

    Ummmmmmmmmm delish

  • CS Yankee

    Is that his change-up grip he has been working on since 2008?

  • thurdonpaul

    Mo might make more money as a model then he did in baseball, im a straight guy and i have to say, he is hot.

    • bexarama

      I definitely wouldn’t say he’s hot, he’s a nice-looking man though.