Friday, May 4, 2012
YES: Rivera on torn ACL
I’m not the emotional type, but I teared up a little watching this. According to Mariano Rivera he has both a torn ACL and meniscus. I have no idea how hard the rehab for that is, but I’d imagine it’s not easy.
I really hope this isn’t the end for Mo. I didn’t want him to retire after this year, but I figured at least we’d have the chance to appreciate his greatness for another five months. Now that’s gone, and frankly it changes the entire season for me. The Yankees are still a good team. You could make the sacrilegious case that David Robertson is better than Rivera, and the Yankees will lose little in the closer department. But Rafael Soriano isn’t as good as David Robertson. Then again, Cory Wade is better than Soriano so the 7th inning got upgraded.
But it’s not about wins. It’s about no longer watching someone who may have done his job(even if you discount the job itself) on the baseball field better than anyone else ever. How many current fans can say they saw the best player ever in his role ply his trade? Yankee fans can.
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