Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mariano Rivera a cheater? Gimme a break!

So Angels fans have finally figured out what makes Mariano Rivera so invincible. He's obviously a cheater. Why didn't anyone think of this before now? Ok Halos fans, if it helps you sleep at night to believe that Mo's Houdini act in Game 3 was related to him spitting on the ball for an extra edge, far be it from me to stop you.

The notion of Mo cheating is so ridiculous that even Angels manager Mike Scioscia dismissed it, saying he would be shocked if anything came of it. And Major League Baseball quickly moved to squash this nonsense, issuing a statement clearing Mo of any wrongdoing.

This latest episode just shows how amazing Mo is, not just as a player, but as a person. If I were him, I would have been horribly offended that anyone would insinuate my greatness was due to cheating. Upon being asked about it by reporters, Mo laughed and jokingly offered to take the entire reporting corps to dinner if they could prove he was spitting on the ball. Not even a terrible accusation like that could shake him. It's classic Mo and it's why we love him.

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