- May 4, 2012
- Current Affairs
There is only one player in major league baseball today who would be considered, “the greatest of all time,” at his position. We have been privileged to meet with Mariano Rivera on many occasions since the mid-90’s. By consensus, he is the greatest relief pitcher (closer) ever. His record in the playoffs and World Series is almost not believable. At age 42, an age at which most players have long since left the game, he was enjoying another signature season until Thursday night in Kansas City. While performing a routine pre-game tradition of shagging fly balls, he awkwardly fell, tearing the ACL and meniscus in his right knee. For a normal human, this would be the end of a career. Mo is not such. If it is the end of this remarkable career, we will be in Cooperstown, NY in July of 2017 to witness his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. We were blessed to see him pitch seven times during March 2012, on each occasion; he received a standing ovation from the fans when he entered the game. Godspeed, great one.