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Re: Mariano Rivera has torn ACL

Postby Izenhart » Fri May 04, 2012 1:59 am

Well so much for ever getting to see the greatest closer of all time "slowly decline into mediocrity" like everyone kept saying he would. The guy was a stud from start to finish. Hats off to him if he hangs them up. I doubt we will ever in our lifetime see a more consistently dominant and reliable closer.
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Re: Mariano Rivera has torn ACL

Postby AussieDodger » Fri May 04, 2012 2:16 am

This is sad, but the silver lining is, he went out at the top of his game.

This is better (in my opinion) then taking the Griffey route, losing your skills completely and going to sleep in the clubhouse while fans (mentally at least) burn your effigy.
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Re: Mariano Rivera has torn ACL

Postby Izenhart » Fri May 04, 2012 2:37 am

AussieDodger wrote:This is sad, but the silver lining is, he went out at the top of his game.

This is better (in my opinion) then taking the Griffey route, losing your skills completely and going to sleep in the clubhouse while fans (mentally at least) burn your effigy.


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Re: Mariano Rivera has torn ACL

Postby SecretAgentMan » Fri May 04, 2012 3:54 am

He was talking about retiring at the end of this year and said he would make a decision by the AS break. He should have gone out on his terms ideally with another ring. While the crummy Yankee starting pitching, homer and K happy offense and stupid as the day is long GM have made the prospect of winning a ring not look so great, Rivera was still dominant. There will never be another like him. Or if there is, it will take a century. Closers have a hard time playing well for 5 years. Rivera has done it for 15+ and showed no real signs of slowing down much. His post season numbers are the stuff of a video game...simply out of this world. Truly one of the greats of all time and if this is the end the HOF should just waive the 5 year waiting period requirement and polish up his plaque right now. If he is not a 100% first ballot vote in something is seriously wrong and any writer not voting for him should be stripped of his credentials.
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Re: Mariano Rivera has torn ACL

Postby Ender » Fri May 04, 2012 4:23 am

Truly one of the greats of all time and if this is the end the HOF should just waive the 5 year waiting period requirement and polish up his plaque right now. If he is not a 100% first ballot vote in something is seriously wrong and any writer not voting for him should be stripped of his credentials.


You would think between Maddux and Rivera someone would finally be a unanimous selection but there is always the idiot voter who insists on not voting for guys on the first ballot who should lose his vote for it that will much it up.
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Re: Mariano Rivera has torn ACL

Postby Neato Torpedo » Fri May 04, 2012 4:35 am

I'm sorry but Mo is definitely not worth it to be the first 100% vote. Best reliever of all time but also a failed starter. First ballot HOF for sure but let's not get carried away.
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Re: Mariano Rivera has torn ACL

Postby Neato Torpedo » Fri May 04, 2012 4:35 am

I'm sorry but Mo is definitely not worth it to be the first 100% vote. Best reliever of all time but also a failed starter. First ballot HOF for sure but let's not get carried away.
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Re: Mariano Rivera has torn ACL

Postby Neato Torpedo » Fri May 04, 2012 4:35 am

I'm sorry but Mo is definitely not worth it to be the first 100% vote. Best reliever of all time but also a failed starter. First ballot HOF for sure but let's not get carried away.
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Re: Mariano Rivera has torn ACL

Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri May 04, 2012 5:15 am

Neato Torpedo wrote:I'm sorry but Mo is definitely not worth it to be the first 100% vote. Best reliever of all time but also a failed starter. First ballot HOF for sure but let's not get carried away.


This is garbage. You're either a HOFer or you're not. You're telling me you'd leave him off your ballot on principle because God forbid he gets a higher percentage vote than someone else?

This mindset is a big part of the reason why the HOF is such a joke. 100% or 0%, Rivera is the greatest relief pitcher this game has ever seen. Nothing changes that. I hope he decides to make one more run at it next year so he can go out on his terms. But if that's truly it, I thank him for all he's done. Truly remarkable career.
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Re: Mariano Rivera has torn ACL

Postby CharlatanSin » Fri May 04, 2012 7:18 am

This is literally unbelievable. I do not believe it.

I thought it was inevitable that the last game this year would be Mariano saving a win for Pettitte, one last time. It seemed like destiny.

Jeter's obviously a Hall of Famer. Pettitte, O'Neill, Bernie, Tino and Coney are Yankee legends and were amazing to watch growing up. But with Mariano Rivera, you can actually say without a doubt that he is the best EVER to do the thing he does. That's amazing and something you'll keep always.
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