Sam Borden delivers the annual Mariano Rivera piece for the News today. Standard stuff, fine enough, but here's what I liked:
"If I have nothing left, I won't be here," he says flatly. "I'll go home. I won't (hang on). If I can't get anybody out, it's time to go home. And I will do that."
..."He's going to go out on his own terms," [Jorge Posada] said. "He's just going to say it one day. You're going to be surprised. He's just going to be walking out the door and we'll say, 'What?' and that will be how it ends."
That's perfect. I can totally see Mariano just dropping the bomb on us one day and that's that, he's out. Another spring with Mariano is certainly something to be thankful for as a Yankee fan. And that's word to Big Bird.