Rivera expects to be ready for Spring Training after surgery…

Open Thread: Jorge
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… on his vocal cords. Third time with that joke is a charm, no? Anyway, Marc Carig spoke to the greatest reliever of all-time today, and Mariano Rivera said he expects to be ready for Spring Training when camp opens in about five weeks. Carig says Mo sounds like his normal self following surgery on vocal cords, but frankly I don’t think it was his voice that many of us were worried about. Glad everything’s okay.

Open Thread: Jorge
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  • Dropped Third

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. Fool me three times? FML

  • Jamey

    Hopefully he’s ready in time for The Grammy’s,

  • Virgil Earp

    He better be ready. We need him, especially without Jorgie. Hank will still probably force Cashman to sign a big name reliever to an overpriced contract so we can lock down the 5th inning.

    • Thomas Cassidy

      Without Jorge? I know how important he is to the team and in the clubhouse, but he’s replaceable. He isn’t exactly Sabathia or Cano.

      Should I post this? Am I being trolled?

      • Soriano Is A Liar

        Mo can’t pitch unless it’s to Jorge.

        /Opposite Day 2009 AJ Burnett’d

  • Will (the other one)

    Praise be.

  • Mister Delaware

    Technically, I like Mariano even more when he’s not talking so …

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Mariano has a very charming Panamanian-Spanish-to-English accent. I can’t help but smile when I see Mo being interviewed.