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MLB Draft 2014: Mariano Rivera on New York Yankees Picking His Son (Video)
June 17th, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Mariano Rivera recently discussed what it was like for the New York Yankees to draft his son in the 2014 MLB draft. ***VIDEO1*** Mariano Rivera III was drafted in the 29th round of the draft with the 872nd pick. Like his dad, he is also a pitcher, only without the career success his father...

Tony Gwynn is Remembered by New York Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera (Video)
June 16th, 2014 at 10:24 PM
New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera reflected on the life and career of San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn. Rivera and Gwynn crossed paths during their respective careers with their two teams meeting in the World Series in 1998 when the Yankees topped the Padres in four games. Rivera got to...

Bruce Springsteen Seen with New York Yankees Great Mariano Rivera’s Book
June 10th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
It seems everyone is flocking to buy New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera's book and Bruce Springsteen is one of the more famous people to make that purchase. ***VIDEO1*** The Boss was seen carrying the book on Monday while walking down the street with a drink in his hand, non-alcoholic. MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince...

Mariano Rivera Shows Support for New York Rangers; Hangs Out with Los Angeles Kings Supporter Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
June 9th, 2014 at 2:56 PM
Both of the teams currently in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final certainly have their supporters and fans rooting for the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings. Two of which are famous for their respective cities and are legends in their sports. Mariano Rivera, former New York Yankees closer and Kareem...

2014 MLB Draft: Complete List of New York Yankees Draft Selections
June 8th, 2014 at 1:40 PM
The 2014 MLB Draft has come and gone and the next wave of potential major league players will make their next step in their baseball careers. ***VIDEO1*** The New York Yankees didn't have a first round draft pick in this year's draft due to their signing of free agents Brian McCann, Jacoby...

2014 MLB Draft: New York Yankees Select Mariano Rivera, Jr. in 29th Overall Round; Son of Mariano Rivera
June 7th, 2014 at 7:18 PM
Last year in the 2013 MLB Draft, the New York Yankees selected Andy Pettitte's son, Josh Pettitte in the 37th round. This year, they were at it again in selecting the son of a Yankees legend and retired pitcher. ***VIDEO1*** On Saturday afternoon, the Yankees took Mariano Rivera, Jr. in the 29th round; the...

New York Yankees: Mariano Rivera Voices Full Support for Alex Rodriguez; Praises Derek Jeter’s Career
June 3rd, 2014 at 8:09 PM
When you get the label of PED user like Alex Rodriguez has on him, it's tough to find supporters because everyone thinks you're a cheater and nothing more. But in fact, the suspended New York Yankees slugger has a very vocal supporter for him. ***VIDEO1*** At a recent interview in New York,...

Robinson Cano Bashes New York Yankees Motivation on Snoop Dogg’s TV Show
June 1st, 2014 at 7:22 PM
In a quote that has gotten little play in the media, former New York Yankees star Robinson Cano recently bashed his old team in an interview with rapper Snoop Dogg on his show, "Back of the Shop" on FOX Sports 1. ***VIDEO1*** Here is what now Seattle Mariners second baseman Cano had to...

David Robertson Thriving as Closer for New York Yankees in Year After Mariano Rivera’s Retirement
May 19th, 2014 at 12:24 PM
For years, everyone would wonder how the New York Yankees would be able to deal with Mariano Rivera's potential retirement and leaving the team, which he did at the conclusion of the 2013 season. ***VIDEO1*** In 2014, it's been David Robertson who was given the closer's job following Rivera's retirement and so...

VIDEO: Shaquille O’Neal Didn’t Know Who New York Yankees Great Mariano Rivera Is
May 14th, 2014 at 1:53 PM
***VIDEO1*** Shaquille O'Neal may be one of the greatest centers in NBA history, but he apparently doesn't know squat about baseball or else he would know who New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera is. Two years ago when Rivera injured his knee shagging fly balls, the crew at TNT wished Rivera well...

New York Yankees: Mariano Rivera Teases About a Possible Return to MLB
May 13th, 2014 at 11:08 AM
***VIDEO1*** Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera teased about a potential return to Major League Baseball before breaking our respective hearts by shooting it down. Rivera was a guest on YES Network's "CenterStage" with host Michael Kay and talked about possibly returning to the Yankees as the team's closer once again,...

Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano’s “Heart is Still Here” in New York with Yankees: Report
May 7th, 2014 at 3:35 PM
***VIDEO1*** The all-knowing, all-powerful source is at it again and this time a source is telling us that Robinson Cano's heart is still in New York with his former team, the New York Yankees. The report comes from Andy Martino of the New York Daily News: Between enduring weirdly vicious spurts of booing...

New York Yankees: Robinson Cano Responds to Mariano Rivera’s Criticism
May 7th, 2014 at 12:22 AM
***VIDEO1*** After former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera criticized his former teammate and now Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, the 31-year-old responded in a classy way to the now public remarks from The Sandman. In his new book, "The Closer," Rivera questioned Cano's drive and desire to win after playing...

New York Yankees: Mariano Rivera Rips Robinson Cano, Praises Dustin Pedroia
May 6th, 2014 at 8:36 AM
***VIDEO1*** Mariano Rivera has never been one to criticize his teammates, both past or present, but The Sandman has some scathing remarks to make about his former New York Yankees teammate, Robinson Cano. The comments come in Rivera's new book, "The Closer" which comes out on Tuesday and in it he praises...

Check Out What Yankee Stadium Looks Like as a Soccer Field for MLS Team
April 21st, 2014 at 6:48 PM
Mariano Rivera is @nycfc's 1st season ticket holder. pic.twitter.com/CUPqDlZVNR — New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 21, 2014 Yankee Stadium is once again breaking new ground by welcoming another sport, this time on a regular basis and it's for the Major League Soccer team, the New York City Football Club. The MLS team's official...

American League Reliever of the Year Award to Be Named After Mariano Rivera
April 10th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Major League baseball announced yesterday they will give out a reliever award to a pitcher from the American League and National League. Previously only one pitcher was acknowledged from both leagues and the award was the MLB's Delivery Man of the Year Award. In the American League the award will be...

Retired Yankees’ Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte Throw Out Ceremonial 1st Pitch to Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada on Opening Day
April 7th, 2014 at 3:44 PM
It had been almost three years since the "Core Four" of the New York Yankees had been on the same field. That four, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada; all played together since 1995 and won five World Series titles together. ***VIDEO1*** But ever since Posada retired after the...

Former Phillies Closer Ryan Madson to Throw for Scouts on Friday; New York Yankees May Be Interested
February 7th, 2014 at 9:15 AM
It's been a rough two years for former Philadelphia Phillies closer Ryan Madson, especially ever since he left the City of Brotherly Love. After a successful 2011 campaign in which he pitches to a 4-2 record with a 2.37 ERA and 32 saves, Madson cashes in on a one-year, $6 million...

New York Yankees Could End up Signing Tampa Bay Rays Closer Fernando Rodney as Insurance: Report
February 4th, 2014 at 8:59 AM
Last month, the New York Yankees anointed their longtime setup man David Robertson as the team's closer for the 2014 season, as he will have the unenviable task of trying to take over for Mariano Rivera. However, there is a growing sense that some think that Robertson could end up not...

Brian Cashman, Hal Steinbrenner Tab David Robertson as Closer for New York Yankees in 2014
January 23rd, 2014 at 5:16 AM
When Mariano Rivera decided to end his historic Hall of Fame career at the end of the 2013 season, trying to replace a legend for his position at the closer spot was something the New York Yankees did not look forward to, yet, it was something that needed to be...