Friday, April 16, 2010

Super Mo comes to save the day

For the second time in three days, Mariano Rivera had to come into the game to save the day for the New York Yankees despite the team having what should have been a solid lead.

On Tuesday, Mo came in for two outs in the 9th inning after David Robertson gave up a grand slam to make the Opening Day game a lot closer than it should have been. Last night, he came in to get one out when Joba Chamberlain got in trouble after he walked a guy with a four-run lead. Both times Mo made it look so easy, reminding Yankee fans why we love him (not that we need another reminder). Lots of other teams would have lost one or both of those baseball games. But Yankee fans know all is right in our world when we hear the opening sounds of Enter Sandman.

The Yankees have a fairly young bullpen and can only get away with that because they have the great Mariano as a safety net. Joe Girardi can push the envelope with his kids because he knows he has Mo to step in when they struggle. But the day will come when the youngsters won't have Mo to lean on for guidance, knowledge, help, saving. They will have to learn to stand on their own feet. Now is as good a time as any to start doing that.

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