Yankees Will Miss Rivera

Give Me Some Mo'

5/10/12 in MLB   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

Flat-screen televisions all around the Manhattan area are being doused with ice cream, beer, yesterday's spaghetti and tears-of-shame. Whether you are going to be bed on the east, or stuck in traffic on the west, count on this: Tomorrow morning Albert Pujouls will finally have a day off from from every analyst, coach on the couch and episode of Baseball Tonight.                                                                                                                      May 9, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) walks to the clubhouse after he spoke to the media about his knee injury prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

New topic: What will the Yankees do without Rivera? Let the barrage commence. 

Rivera's injury and the Yankees "closer situation"  was a small tank of gas tucked away in the back of the bullpen. True, that's not the safest place to keep a tank of gas, but it will be protected. Right? The long branch of hope, that Joe G. and the Steinbrenner brass clung onto tightly, just snapped as David Robertson took a 9th inning smoke break. Match in the gas tank - Boom! Boom! Many thanks, Gilbert.  Now New York is scared and the bullpen smells like burnt hair, and fear! 

The faces of the fans tell the truth. The story of Mo's surgery being delayed because of clots, tonights shortcomings and the rainy weather had the Bronx faithful looking like puppy dogs that lost their favorite Frisbee. "Where did it go?" "It was there when we took that ride to Kansas City." Woof! 

I wouldn't trade the Yankees tickets for a WNBA season pass just yet. Robertson is a good pitcher and blown saves happen. However, the pandemonium rises when the blown save takes place on a national stage and the opponent reigns in the A.L East. These factors will make for a sure-fire news lead, dominating not only sports networks, but every show, blog (like this one), and You-tube rant for the next week. Bet the dog on that one, sir. 

By the way, the Frisbee is on the shelf....Like Mariano's career.              Blog Photo - Yankees Will Miss Rivera

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5/10/12   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

Houdini is not a bad nickname, but it's definitely not a good one for a closer. It's times like these I wish Steinbrenner were still alive. He would be going nuts right now. He probably also would have fired Girardi after they dropped two in KC.