LADY AT THE BAT: Have We Seen The Last Of Mariano Rivera?

Friday, May 4, 2012

Have We Seen The Last Of Mariano Rivera?

Have we seen the last of Mariano Rivera? I don't know, but based on how emotional he was during his post-game, post-injury meeting with the press, it might be safe to say that we have:

Would he have been that emotional had he decided back in Spring Training that he was definitely going to pitch in 2013? I say no. To me, the man in this video knew going into this season that it was going to be his last. He planned on walking off the field on his own terms at the end of the 2012 season. Now it doesn't look like that will happen.

Mo will get his emotions in check. He is a man who believes that God is in control of his life. He also realizes that not all of his teammates understand this, and that, I believe, is why he wants to stay with the team a few days before heading back to New York to begin his treatment. "I want to be here for the guys," he says in the video, "make sure the guys are okay."

We're all going to miss Mariano Rivera. But we shouldn't worry about him. His faith will carry him through and he will be just fine.

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