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Treasure Mariano Rivera Because You Will Never See Perfection Like This Again

Perfection is a word that must be used cautiously.

And perfection in the sense intended here does not mean always perfect.

Every fan of the New York Yankees can remember a base hit in the bottom half of a ninth inning of a seventh game of a World Series in 2001 when we all felt our team would win because Mo was closing.

We can also remember home runs in crucial games in Fenway Park which we could not believe Number 42 had actually given up.

But Mariano Rivera is perfection.

Mariano Rivera is the perfect closer.

Fantasy Update: Toronto Blue Jays' Ricky Romero's Loses No-Hit Bid in 8th

After a two-day break, Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight is back with everything you need to know from Tuesday night’s action. Tonight, we’re featuring the Mets and Rockies at Coors.

Game No. 10 – New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies

In an extremely lopsided game, David Wright was the lone bright spot for the Mets. New York’s third baseman reached base four times (two hits, two walks) and hit a solo HR to lead off the fourth, his second of the young season.

Yanks Pull It Out 5-7 Despite an Angel Grand Slam In the Ninth

It was a great day for the Yankees.

They got their rings, and were up big on the Angels going into the ninth.

That's when David Robertson came in to pitch.

Last year, young Robertson was very effective out of the pen, going 2-1 with 63 strikeouts.

A good fastball and a great curve make Robertson an ideal guy that you would want coming out of the pen.

But then again, everyone has those days.

You know.

The oh-crap-this-day-sucks-I-can't-wait-for-it-to-be-over days. Everyone has them.

So do you. Get real.

Yankees Collect World Series Rings & Home Opener Victory

The Yankees celebrated their 2009 World Series victory by receiving their championship rings. Then, New York went out and earned their third straight win with a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. It was the 12th win in the last 13 Yankee home openers dating back to 1998.

New York Celebrates While Other Baseball Towns Die

The Yankees celebrated their 27th World Championship this afternoon in their home opener. As usual, the team overdid it in an arrogant fashion when it came to the pomp and circumstances of this achievement.

Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford handed out rings to the players. The team raised the World Championship flag. Michael Kay went overboard with the introductions. The national anthem took forever to end.

This took as long as it really had to be.

Game 7: Opening Day, Rings, Godzilla Returns, and a 7-5 Win

What a day and what a game this afternoon as the Yankees opened the season at home in their usual classy fashion.

Tampa Bay Rays-Baltimore Orioles: Matt Garza Dominates Again

The Rays' bullpen hasn't been what most would call reliable in the early going of the 2010 Major League Baseball season.

However, it appears that Rays pitcher Matt Garza has found the remedy for their troubles.

Don't let them pitch much.

For the second time in as many games, Garza relegated bullpen appearances to one inning of Rafael Soriano. Both games featured Garza pitching eight innings in a dominant fashion. Garza only gave up one earned run in each performance.

This One Is For George: New York Yankees 2009 World Series Ring Revealed

Here are some pictures tweeted by MLB of the World Series ring that the New York Yankees received today as part of their Opening Day ceremonies in the Bronx.

This is George Steinbrenner's ring. In the past his ring has been slightly different, usually bigger, than the rings they hand out to all of the players. I’m not sure if that is the case this year. This is also the first time that the ring is made out of white—not yellow—gold.

What do you think? I like it. I think it’s one of the better rings they’ve given out in recent history.

Yankees Beat Rays 7-3 To Win Both Opening Road Series of 2010

The Yankees opened the 2010 season by playing their most hated rivals, the Boston Red Sox, on the road to start the year.

The Yankees won two of the three games to win the first series against Boston, a major confidence booster.

After Boston, the Yankees traveled to play another tough AL East division rival in the Tampa Bay Rays.

The first game went poorly for Javier Vazquez, and the Yankees took a 9-3 loss.

Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees: Hardly Pathetic and Embarassing

Joe West is regularly one of my least favorite umpires. He’s like that teacher you had in school who is ridiculously strict about everything you do, but cannot do those same things himself.

West complains about long game times, and then calls the Sox-Yankees game “pathetic and embarrassing,” going on to say that they were “a disgrace to baseball.”

Laugh with me.

Red Sox and Yankees are a disgrace to baseball? OK. So the two best teams in the league are what’s disgracing it?

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