• Mo Keeps Goin’, And, Goin’…

    Posted by on September 16th, 2008 · Comments (5)

    Joe Girardi, Xavier Nady and Derek Jeter talk about Mo Rivera becoming #2 on the all-time saves list. The video via SNY.tv:

    Mariano’s been at it for a loooong time. When he got his first career save, on May 17, 1996, Joe Giradi batted second and Derek Jeter batted eighth for the Yankees that day. Another cool thing: Lee Smith pitched for the Angels, against the Yankees, in that game where Rivera got his first career save – and now Mo has passed him.

    Comments on Mo Keeps Goin’, And, Goin’…

    1. MJ
      September 16th, 2008 | 1:30 pm

      Although we all know that Mo’s the best at what he does, it’s still kind of a bummer that he won’t retire with the most saves all time. He’s 70-something saves behind Trevor Hoffman and I doubt Mo will last the 2-3 years PAST Hoffman’s retirement to catch him. Kind of sucks to be #2 on the list when you’re clearly the best ever.

    2. butchie22
      September 16th, 2008 | 1:40 pm

      These records( Jeter ties Gehrig, Mo becoming No 2 on saves list) are starting to annoy me. Carlos Pena has the record of most home runs of anyone from Haverhill, Mass! Wow. Guess what along with that, the Rays (barring any epic collapse) are going to the playoffs. I know that this becomes important in that the Yanks are going nowhere, but I’d rather see them in the Big Game rather than suffer through all these “milestones”

    3. MJ
      September 16th, 2008 | 1:55 pm

      These milestones aren’t a substitute for the playoffs. And as far as Jeter’s record goes, I think it’s utterly meaningless. Every stadium has an all-time hits leader. For all we know, Carl Crawford is Tampa’s home stadium hits leader. Big deal. But Rivera’s milestone is important because it’s not just about the team but about major league history.

    4. Raf
      September 16th, 2008 | 2:06 pm

      as far as Jeter’s record goes, I think it’s utterly meaningless.
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      OTOH, I think it’s pretty cool, in the context of history. I mean, we’re talking Lou Gehrig here

    5. MJ
      September 16th, 2008 | 3:10 pm

      we’re talking Lou Gehrig here
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      Anytime we’re talking Lou Gehrig, you stop and notice. But this particular record just seems contrived.

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