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  1. Happy anniversary, A-Rod!

    Andrew Marchand

    NEW YORK -- A year ago Tuesday, Alex Rodriguez returned to the New York Yankees' lineup on the day he was suspended for 211 games. Only A-Rod. To celebrate, here are some of Wally Matthews' and my greatest hits: 1. A-Rod is suspended and return...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  2. First Pitch: Oh, the Robertson era begins

    Andrew Marchand

    HOUSTON -- Love or hate the Yankees, they never lack storylines. David Robertson is replacing the greatest closer who ever lived, and it falls behind so many headlines for this year. What other team could make that happen? It doesn't make Robe...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  3. Report: Jeter world's 11th-best leader

    Andrew Marchand

    According to Fortune Magazine, Derek Jeter is the 11th greatest leader in the world, falling only behind the likes of Pope Francis, former President Bill Clinton and Amazon's Jeff Bezos. Jeter is ranked 11th on Fortune's Top 50 list of World Lead...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  4. Fenway honors Mo with standing O

    Andrew Marchand

    BOSTON -- When Mariano Rivera trotted in from the bullpen, the Fenway Park crowd rose to its feet. The greatest closer of all-time was coming out to shut down the New York Yankees' biggest rival, and the Boston Red Sox and Yankees fans in attendance ...

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  5. Standing O for Mo at Fenway

    Andrew Marchand

    BOSTON -- When Mariano Rivera trotted in from the bullpen, the Fenway crowd rose to its feet. The greatest closer of all time was coming out to shut down the Yankees' biggest rival and the Red Sox fans began to cheer. Unlike All-Star night at Citi...

    Blog | July 20, 2013
  6. Boston Red Sox fans cheer Mariano Rivera in appearance at Fenway ...

    Andrew Marchand

    When Mariano Rivera trotted in from the bullpen, the Fenway Park crowd rose to its feet. The greatest closer of all-time was coming out to shut down the New York Yankees' biggest rival and the Boston Red Sox fans began to cheer.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2013
  7. Mo: Don't have to prove anything to anyone

    Andrew Marchand

    Mariano Rivera is not the greatest closer of all time because he holds on to failure. He lets it go and patiently waits for his next chance. So after being perfect in his initial 18 save opportunities, Rivera blew his first game of the year during...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  8. Mariano Rivera's return: Better than Michael Jordan, Mario Lemieu...

    Andrew Marchand

    Mariano Rivera's return may be the greatest New York comeback of all time.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  9. Mo: Honoring 42 is beautiful

    Andrew Marchand

    Our own Johnette Howard sat down with the last man to regularly wear Jackie Robinson's No. 42, the greatest closer ever, Mariano Rivera. Rivera loves the tradition of everyone in the majors wearing No. 42 for one game during the season. "I think i...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  10. First Pitch: Manny & the O's

    Andrew Marchand

    When the Manny Machado-Alex Rodriguez comparisons are made, it is about all the good aspects of a young A-Rod. In Machado, many scouts reminisce a couple of decades ago when Rodriguez was the greatest prospect many had ever seen. Machado may not have...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  11. A-Rod, Posada pay tribute to Mo

    Andrew Marchand

    Through his publicist, Alex Rodriguez has released a statement on Mariano Rivera. "Mariano Rivera is arguably the greatest closer of all time," Rodriguez said. "But beyond that he is a class act and a great human being. It is an honor to be his te...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  12. New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera won't return after 2013 season

    Andrew Marchand

    The greatest closer of all-time, Mariano Rivera, will retire at the end of the 2013 season.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2013
  13. Will Mo be as good as Soriano?

    Andrew Marchand

    Mariano Rivera says he is 95 percent back to full health. Even if he is the greatest of all time at what he does, it is still unknown if he will be as good as Rafael Soriano was in 2012. Soriano recorded 42 saves in 46 chances last season, and he onl...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  14. ESPN's Top 100: Clemens tops Mantle?

    Andrew Marchand

    ESPN's Hall of 100 -- a performance-centric look at the greatest players of all time -- has Babe Ruth No. 1 on the list, beating out Willie Mays and Barry Bonds. No surprise there. But what about No. 7 Roger Clemens ahead of No. 9 Mickey Mantle? ...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  15. Mariano Rivera of New York Yankees having second thoughts about r...

    Andrew Marchand

    While it is still "probable" Mariano Rivera will pitch for the New York Yankees next year, the man considered the greatest closer of all time is having second thoughts about possibly retiring, sources tell ESPN New York.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  16. First Pitch: Now, this will be quite a tale

    Andrew Marchand

    When the Yankees lost Derek Jeter in Game 1, I wrote a column saying this could be the greatest Yankee story ever told. Now, it could be even greater. Because not only are the Bombers down 3-0. But now, the one wild card they had going for them ha...

    Blog | October 18, 2012