Mariano Rivera has this evening been voted into the hall of fame by unanimous vote as the greatest closer of all time – going back to the first bubbling amino acids which ever existed on this solar orbiting rock we call earth!!!
And he has achieved this in the beginning age of the ‘opener’ and the ‘primary pitcher’ in the replacement of the ‘starter’, and the replacement of the sacrosanct 9th inning closer by the bullpens best available high leverage rally shut-downer.
There’s something historic alone in that. He was jusnt’t just the greatest, he was the last.
I’ve been trying to remember a pop song from my youth that was “changes like the…” and can’t remember enough of it to find it on you tube. So here you go instead. Just like you and me he wanted to be “somebody”.