World sighs, asks “didn’t Rivera already pass him? I mean, I thought for sure we already agreed Rivera was the greatest closer in the history of the game. Because if not, we would have been making a bigger deal out of this. Not to say that it’s a crazy record, but you know, the guy works hard for a long time and passes some milestones, in the process becoming the all-time leader at the benchmark statistic for his position, I just thought we’d pay a little more attention. That’s all I’m saying.”
You didn’t realize it, but most of the world’s population is needlessly verbose.
There are perhaps no two more iconic players than Mariano Rivera and Ichiro Suzuki in the past decade, so it’s fitting that Rivera’s 600th save came when Ichiro was caught stealing in the bottom of the ninth. Rivera seemed to be enjoying himself as this photo proves:
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Video embedded below for those who require further evidence: