From the start of the season we knew this was going to be Mariano Rivera’s last year. We’ve seen him go from city to city, being acknowledged for his greatness and the impact he’s made on baseball. He has to be hands down one of the classiest acts this game has ever seen. And I’m happy he’s been on our side for all these years. Former Yankee manager Joe Torre even said they wouldn’t have won all those championships without Mo closing out all those games. One hundred and sixty-two games is a lot of games, and should’ve given us time to prepare for his exit, but for me it didn’t. I cried like a baby Thursday night, the last time he took the mound at Yankee Stadium. He expressed his dream of wanting to play centerfield, and there was a lot of talk that the Yankees were going to make that dream a reality in Houston, the last series of the season, and just the thought excited me. But after Thursday night, Mo decided that was how he wanted to end his career. And if you haven’t seen it already, after you see the “exit of the Sandman” you can’t blame him.
~Thank you guys for sharing this baseball season with me. I hope we can do it again next year. :)