In ESPN the Magazine, Howard Bryant writes about how Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera refuses to retire after his May 3 ACL injury. By not walking away from the game, the once-unknowable player has revealed his true self.
Emboldened after taking two of three games from the defending-champion Yankees in the Bronx, the Rangers find themselves in a position they have never been in before.
In baseball's most visible month, Cliff Lee stands out as the game's most important player.
From the diamond to the the tennis courts, bigger, more powerful is better. Is height and strength pushing skill out of sports?
Mariano Rivera is certainly showing signs of decline, but it's not making him a completely vulnerable target.