Sports department for the student run radio station 90.3 WRST at UW-Oshkosh
After the 2013 season, the music will fade on one of the most formidable ninth inning entrances in history.
On Saturday, March 9th, Mariano Rivera announced that he will retire after this season, leaving behind a legacy unmatched in major league history.
He will return this season after a torn ACL cut his season short last year, but after much deliberation on the topic during the off-season, Rivera decided to come back for his 18th season with the Yankees before calling it quits.
Don’t judge me here, but I’ve been a Rivera supporter for a long time, and I can not remember another pitcher who was able to come in in the ninth and just slam the door on any scoring threat by the opposing team. It was next to impossible for anyone to touch that cutter.
During his career, he’s had a 2.21 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 1119 strikeouts, and a history-making 608 saves. He’s made eight All-Star Game appearances throughout his career, and won five Fall Classics with the Yankees. He was the Most Valuable Player of the 1999 World Series against the Atlanta Braves.
Big East: It’s the final party in the Garden.
1:00 Seton Hall vs. #19 Syracuse
8:00 Rutgers vs. #24Notre Dame
Big 12: It’s all about Texas tonight.
6:00 West Virginia vs. Texas Tech
8:30 Texas vs. TCU
Pac-12: Just because there might only be a handful of schools in this conference that can make it to the Big Dance doesn’t mean the rivalries go away.
10:30 Washington St. vs Washington
Finally, the SEC: They might not be the prettiest, but they’re worth a look.
6:30 South Carolina vs. Mississippi St.
9:00 Texas A&M vs. Auburn