Friday, May 4, 2012

Mariano Rivera- The greatest can sometimes be humble...

Mariano Rivera is the greatest closer Major League Baseball has ever seen.  Whether you are a Yankee fan or not, you must respect this humble master of his craft.  Mariano Rivera is a follower of Christ and has a deep peace about God's will. I have seen him display confidence in God's will in many interviews over the years.

This week, while shagging balls before a game (something he has done his whole career in order to stay in shape and sharp), he twisted his knee and tore his ACL.  Such an injury requires surgery and carries a six month recovery minimum.  By most estimates of Rivera's intentions, he was going to retire after this season. It is probable this season is now done.  Will he retire?  Will this be the way the most prolific closer in baseball history goes out?

Mariano said he will take time to pray and consider what is next.  Here is the interview with Rivera in Kansas City, after his injury was diagnosed.  Again, you have to love Mariano Rivera.


Rick Calohan said...

"I'm coming back,write it down in big letters. I'm not going down like this. God willing and given the strength, I'm coming back.
I love to play the game,I don't think, to me, going out like this is the right way. ... I don't think like that. With the strength of the Lord, I have to continue.
Miracles happen, guys, I'm OK. I'm a positive man. I'm OK. Everything is good. I feel sorry that I let down my teammates, but besides that, I'm OK. The team will be OK, too." - Mariano Rivera

Woody Woodward said...

Wow, quite a humble and pleasant interview. Usually someone with his clout one would expect a loud, arrogant, and angry, blaming someone else kind of reply.