Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Rant #1,049: Mariano's Last Save
At Yankee Stadium yesterday, at 6:48 p.m., Mariano Rivera posted his last save in the uniform of the New York Yankees.
Well, not really, but kinda.
That is when the Mariano Rivera bobbleheads arrived at the Stadium.
What am I talking about?
The Yankees had been touting "Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Day" for months on end, a final, nice sendoff for the greatest relief pitcher of all time, who is sailing into the sunset after this season is over.
The Yankees are out of the playoff picture, or just about out, so after a wonderful ceremony on Sunday to salute their retiring player, this bobblehead day was supposed to be icing on the cake.
However, there was one small problem.
Fans who came early to the game on Tuesday didn't get their bobbleheads, or at least didn't get them until way after they entered the Stadium.
Reports are that due to a delivery problem, the bobbleheads did not make it to the Stadium until nearly 7 p.m.
Early arriving fans received vouchers for the bobbleheads, but reports are that since only a certain number of bobbleheads were ordered, a lot of fans who should have received the keepsake were shut out because they arrived early.
I mean, it was the only reason to be there for some, as the Yankees were drubbed by the Rays 7-0. The game was over by the third pitch of the contest.
What a way to foul up!
Even Mariano, the great closer, could not really save this one.
The delivery truck did.
But like I said at the opening of this Rant, the great Rivera will get credit for this save, even though for once, he really had nothing to do with it.
It is "sexier" to say he saved it than a delivery truck, isn't it?
Posted by Larry at 2:24 AM