i just want to stand up and give a hearty congratulations to mariano rivera. yesterday he earned his 602nd save, the most of any baseball player ever.
rivera will never get the attention of a derek jeter or a-rod, and it seems pretty clear that he's perfectly happy with that. and what's more, he is arguably way better at his job than they are at theirs. certainly no one has ever closed out games with such dominance, longevity, forgetfulness (a very important quality), and, perhaps most of all, grace.
here's to you, mo. i am proud to say you are a yankee. keep up the good work.