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Video: Rivera talks about his first batting practice of the spring

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 22, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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37 Responses to “Video: Rivera talks about his first batting practice of the spring”

  1. Rich in NJ February 22nd, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Sorry that this off topic, but this is such a great read about A-Rod by Joe Posnanski, I thought some people might be interested:

    http://www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/50877666

  2. Cashmoney February 22nd, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    good read Rich, know that feeling, when the Yankees drafted me in MLB 12 the Show I was probably a notch better than Rod as a prospect, wonder what they thought of me then… then Cashman got hold of me and had instant gratification I was traded to ATL for MLB talent, the rest is simply history.

  3. MaineYankee February 22nd, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I guess Pettite shouldn’t pitch because that’s how he got hurt last year.

    ARod shouldn’t hit because that’s how he broke his hand.

    Gardner shouldn’t play the OF because that’s how he hurt his elbow.

    I guess they should just not play so they won’t get hurt.

  4. Cashmoney February 22nd, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Everytime i see Sweeney Murti in a picture, he always has this incredulous look on his face, kind of funny. Mo looks like he is in the middle of telling a harrowing story.

  5. tomingeorgia February 22nd, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks for that link, Rich. Sad.

  6. bruceb February 22nd, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Bobby Valentine is the new athletics director at Sacred Heart University.
    The university, located in Fairfield, confirmed the hiring of Valentine in a press release Friday morning. A press conference will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the University Commons

    Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/sports/a.....z2LeeWjxec

    Seriously? From the Red Sox to Sacred Heart. Weird.

  7. blake February 22nd, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Thats a great article by Posnanski….that’s for the link Rich.

    Its really a tragic thing how his career is seemingly going to unfold and how he will be remembered…..it’s going to be forgotten that he’s probably one of the 5 most talented humans to ever play baseball….all he’s accomplished is gonna be whitewashed over because of the PED stuff and just because people don’t like him…..it’s just the age we will in where there are no shades of grey with anything…..you’re either this or that and there can’t be anything in between. It’s sad……

  8. PacoDooley February 22nd, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Rich in NJ February 22nd, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    Sorry that this off topic, but this is such a great read about A-Rod by Joe Posnanski, I thought some people might be interested:

    http://www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/50877666
    —————————————-

    I read that earlier today – doesn’t tell us anything new, but gives a nice review of his career and downfall. I suppose the biggest thing is that he reminds us of how great A-Rod was and how his career could have progressed had he not gone into PEDs. It also suggests that the contract in Texas was the start of a downward spiral, and I think that makes sense on a lot of levels.

  9. John in Ohio February 22nd, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Hey Gang

    How is Pat Venditte’s name pronounced? Is it Ven-DITT, or is it Ven-DITT-ee?

  10. Cashmoney February 22nd, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    blake,i don’t know about ‘tragic’ but i get the drift. This made me wonder what scout thought of Strawberry as a teenage.

  11. blake February 22nd, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    “blake,i don’t know about ‘tragic’ but i get the drift. This made me wonder what scout thought of Strawberry as a teenage.”

    well relative to baseball I think it’s tragic in some ways…obviously in life there are other things that are much more tragic than a guy with a 300 million net worths image being tarnished.

    Point is that it could have went so differently for someone so talented……

  12. G. Love February 22nd, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I think what I’d love to know re:Arod was did he use in high school. We’re in a similar age group and guys in my high school openly used steroids.

    I think at this point, you can’t believe he was clean the whole time in Seattle and just discovered drugs in Texas despite the narrative he created when he got caught.

    I’m not saying he wasn’t a 5 tool monster prospect without drugs. He most likely was. The guys was built to be an athlete. That being said, I think there’s a lot more to the drug story than meets the eye.

    Reading the transcript of that 60 minutes interview with him where he denied using and said he never needed PED’s while he had used them already in his career brought me back to the anger I felt when he got caught.

    That’s why he’ll never shake the “phony” label.

    Still, Ortiz clearly used in Boston, tested positive and skated away as a lovable cartoon character/stuffed animal children flocked around.

    How that must eat at Arod, Bonds, etc. who were branded villains and he’s labeled a pillar of the game is mind numbing.

  13. Patrick February 22nd, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Just had an interesting conversation with a Pirates fan at work:

    Him: What are the Yankees going to do without a third baseman?
    Me: We have Kevin Youkilis.
    Him: Oh I must have missed that.
    Me: What are the Pirates going to do without a pitching staff?
    Him: ….

  14. blake February 22nd, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    “Me: What are the Pirates going to do without a pitching staff?
    Him: …”

    they have AJ Burnett! (and two of the best pitching prospects in baseball)

  15. G. Love February 22nd, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Pirates should sign Lohse and go for it. Not sure if draft pick comp is their hold up but they usually don’t want to pay their 1st round picks anyway so what’s the big deal.

    I can’t imagine Lohse is happy with Boras right now.

  16. blake February 22nd, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    The Yanks should sign Lohse if it’s a one year deal…..they need their pitching to be as deep and as good as possible this year

  17. Patrick February 22nd, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    they have AJ Burnett! (and two of the best pitching prospects in baseball)

    Their pitching staff is still pretty bad.

  18. Jerkface February 22nd, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Way to put the lessers in their place.

  19. blake February 22nd, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    “Their pitching staff is still pretty bad.”

    it’s horrendous now…..Pirates fans do have an awesome ballpark…..Andrew Mcutchen…..and some pretty good prospects on the way though…..and Russ Martin!

  20. blake February 22nd, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Jeff Passan ?@JeffPassan
    Justin Verlander: I want to be the first $200M pitcher. Story at Y! Sports: http://yhoo.it/URkrii

  21. G. Love February 22nd, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Lohse scares me as all the St. Louis pitchers scare me once they leave St. Louis & Duncan.

    That said, if Hughes’ injury lingers I would definitely consider signing Lohse & give him 2 years since they need a rotation piece next year as well.

    I’m sure Boras is still asking for the moon for him though. That guy should’ve resigned in St. Louis for a nice contract instead of alienating the team that helped him resurrect a career that had derailed.

  22. Patrick February 22nd, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Way to put the lessers in their place.

    It’s not my fault he’s bad at trash talk. He really should have asked what the Yankees would do without a catcher.

  23. blake February 22nd, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    With Carpenter done and Miller’s shoulder barking it’s surprising that the Cards haven’t brought back Lohse yet…..maybe they are just waiting for the market to totally bottom out.

  24. Jerkface February 22nd, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    It’s not my fault he’s bad at trash talk. He really should have asked what the Yankees would do without a catcher.

    I would have went with: Way to have a mass shooting take place outside of your stadium by a criminal syndicate that requires mysterious loner Jack Reacher to take action and solve the mystery of who the shooter was!

  25. blake February 22nd, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    keithlaw ?@keithlaw
    As a middle reliever? Sure. Hitters don’t see the ball. RT @Arturoibarra: @keithlaw is Montgomery of the NYY a real deal for the 2013??

  26. Patrick February 22nd, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I would have went with: Way to have a mass shooting take place outside of your stadium by a criminal syndicate that requires mysterious loner Jack Reacher to take action and solve the mystery of who the shooter was!

    I didn’t see that movie, was it any good?

  27. Nick in SF February 22nd, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I thought the Pirates’ goal was to flirt with .500 all season only to fall just short… again?

  28. G. Love February 22nd, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    The real burning question about the 2013 Pirates is will Russell Munson wear the “white sunglasses” and will anyone even care.

  29. G. Love February 22nd, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    And I kind of want us to go sign Lars Andersen just on the off chance he becomes a useful player in the league. That alone would give Gammons’s fake and real a treasure trove of material.

  30. Nick in SF February 22nd, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I read that Russell Martin reported to Pirates’ camp in the “beer shape of my life” thought I don’t know exactly what that means.

  31. G. Love February 22nd, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Peter Gammons reported to Red Sox camp in the “bear shape of my life”.

  32. Jerkface February 22nd, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I didn’t see that movie, was it any good?

    -

    I really liked how PNC Park was really one of the ‘characters’ of the movie.

  33. Rich in NJ February 22nd, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Martin’s workouts should focus on balance because he almost loses his every time he swings from the heels, irrespective of the game situation.

  34. Nick in SF February 22nd, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    “Peter Gammons reported to Red Sox camp in the “bear shape of my life”.

    It must have broken his heart when the Yanks picked up Casey McGehee and made him shave off that beard.

  35. Jerkface February 22nd, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    @StoneLarry: Raul Ibanez misplays first play ball hit to him in deep left for an error. Please be gentle.

  36. Ys Guy February 22nd, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Posnanski’s article was detailed but had nothing you couldnt have compiled from skimming the results of a google search on Arod.

    The kind of thing you’d expect to read when someone announces their retirement.

  37. Rich in NJ February 22nd, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Why does Ibanez even have a glove?


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