Goodbye And Thanks
Mariano Rivera :: Thomas Levinson/Getty Images
There really isn't much for me to say about Mariano Rivera's last game at Yankee Stadium. The scene in the ninth inning with Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte coming out to making the pitching change, Rivera breaking down on the mound and the Bronx crowd showering the greatest closer of all time with love, speaks for itself. As someone who has been a Yankee fan since the early '80s, this was the greatest non-World Series moment I've ever seen.
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Picture Of The Day
I really don't want to continue this thing with Braves fans from Thurday's A.M. Hot Clicks, which has generated e-mails like this one from Keith Chambers, of Licking, Mo.: "How ironic you put the true class of Todd Helton (shown when he hits his home run he RUNS THE BASES LIKE THEY SHOULD BE) and then your [c-word]-like pissiness of Brian McCann standing up for his team against one of your [f-word]-buddy boyz showing what a true [a-word] he is. Try showing just LLOD in your columns so you won't embarrass yourself with your mindless, moronic comments you [f-word] turd!!!"
I had no idea I was such a fan of Carlos Gomez that he was one of my "boyz." Also, I can't help myself and I must post this.
Very Personal Foul
The Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi was whistled for a foul after kissing Seimone Augustus of the Minnesota Lynx last night.
Not A Guy You Want To Make Angry
Dodgers pitcher Brian Wilson still hasn't received his 2012 World Series ring from the Giants, so after last night's game he ran across the field to confront San Francisco's CEO, Larry Baer, who was in the stands, about the missing piece of jewelry.
Lovely Lady Links Roundup
Sarah Dumont :: Maxim
You know that Scarlett Johansson stars in Don Jon (out in theaters today), but the movie also features actress Sarah Dumont, who has appeared in Maxim. ... The newest photoshoot from Colombian lingerie model, Carla Ossa is worth checking out. ... We'll stay with the Colombian model theme and link to this new gallery from Catalina Otalvaro.
Timing Is Everything
The player featured on this week's Buccaneers game ticket? Benched quarterback Josh Freeman.
Here's Something You Don't See Often
Niners kicker Phil Dawson tried a free kick last night, but missed the 71-yard field goal attempt.
Breaking Bad Video Of The Day
How would the series, which ends this Sunday, look with a laugh track?
Jimmy Kimmel Video Of The Day
Kanye West went nuts on Twitter last night and sent a bunch of all-uppercase tweets about Kimmel. The late-night host addressed this on his show, but with Kimmel, who knows if it's real or another prank.