Mariano Rivera is synonymous with Metallica's Enter Sandman after a Major League career consisting of well over a decade of entering baseball games with the song serving as the soundtrack. As a result, the Cleveland Indians decided to give Rivera a gold copy of the album as their gift to him during his farewell tour this season.
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Mariano Rivera is obviously influential on a baseball field, but it can be argued that he is just as influential off of it. Rivera, a native of Panama, was finishing a series with the New York Yankees in Texas against the Rangers. That same night, the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, a North American international soccer tournament, were being held in Cowboys Stadium. His native Panama were taking on Mexico that night, and Mariano just had to be there to support his countrymen.
Mariano Rivera is certainly the greatest closer in baseball history, but many people don't remember that he also saw four plate appearances in his storied 19 year career. And despite having a batting average of .000, Mo still managed to drive in one run in his career in the number 41 moment of his career.
After previewing just about everything there is to look forward to in the English Premier League, it's time to answer the most important question: who will win it all? I will run down each position in the table, from twenty to one, in the final installment of our EPL mega-preview.
When talking about players to watch in the English Premier League, it would be really easy to say that Robin van Persie and other big name players are important to the success of their teams. However, that kind of low hanging fruit isn't what my English Premier League preview is for.
It's no secret that Alex Rodriguez is not the most morally upstanding guy in baseball, but he has allegedly stooped to a new low, as he and his inner circle, now stand accused of leaking documents that linked Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli to Biogenesis. In other words, Alex Rodriguez may have snitched on his own teammate to avoid a lifetime ban from baseball.
Believe it or not, there are only 42 games remaining in the final regular season of the storied career of New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. With the playoffs looking unlikely for the Yankees this season, it's also possible that these next 42 games will be it for the most storied closer in baseball history
This year's summer transfer window leading up to the upcoming English Premier League season was supposed to be one for the ages. There were rumors of elite strikers coming in from other leagues, of big name stars switching teams within the Premier League, and of Arsenal actually spending money to try and improve their team. However, this year's transfer window was filled with much more talk than action from the top clubs in England.
With each new season in the English Premier League, three new teams join the fray after being promoted from the Championship division, with three Premier League teams from last year being sent down to the lower division.
Last year's English Premier League season felt anticlimactic, didn't it? The championship was decided before the end of the winter, and Manchester United ran seemingly unchallenged from their 20th first division crown. Now, with a new year and some new faces in the league, hopefully that all changes and we have some great drama this season.
Last night, NFL fans got their first taste of game day, with six NFL preseason games to whet their appetite for the real thing come September. While preseason football games are clearly not as compelling as their regular season counterparts, the majority of my Twitter feed was filled with tweets about the backups that occupied most of these games. This, despite the fact that there were plenty of regular season Major League Baseball games on at the same time.
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