Mariano Rivera injured his knee during BP yesterday and its reported that its an ACL tear. An injury like that could take about a year to recover from and with his age, this might be the last time we see Mariano Rivera.
I am no way a Yankee fan but I am one of Rivera’s biggest fans. Watching him for all these years, especially in the playoffs, just makes me appreciate how great of a pitcher he is. When the Yanks come to Oakland, I partially just want to see him come into the game (even though it meant the A’s were losing) just because I want to have that privilege to see him.
When I went to the old Yankee Stadium for two games, I was so bummed that the Yanks lost both those games and I never got to hear “Enter Sandman”. I wanted to see the greatest of all time.
If this is the end of Rivera’s career, then I tip my hat to a fine career. I hope it isn’t but I’ll just cross my fingers and pray for the best.