But I do wonder if this misses the real story. How does someone
close games in New York for 16 years and come out of it adored?
How does someone who wears nothing but Yankees pinstripes his
entire career — can you even picture Mariano Rivera without his
Yankees cap on? — get honored at Fenway Park? How does someone in
today’s Twittery, bloggy, First Take, Facebook, chat board, talk
radio, GIF-infused world come out of a long career as universally
See, even people who loathe Mariano Rivera love him.
Scandal? Not a hint of it. Gossip? Never heard any. Embarrassing
moments? Didn’t happen.