I just watched Mariano Rivera earn his 602nd save. On a strikeout looking -- a third pitch, preceded by a broken-bat foul ball -- to Minnesota's Chris Parmalee. There isn't any real dispute over this proposition, but now there can't be: Mariano Rivera is the greatest closer who ever lived. There will never be another like him.
Someone will someday beat Mo's record. Joe Girardi said in his postgame press conference he will be "shocked" if someone does it in any of our lifetimes. And can anyone think someone will surpass Mo on the strength of only one pitch?
I can't criticize a thing about today. But I lost my shit when YES flashed on Jorge cheering for Mo at the top of the dugout. Couldn't Girardi have let Jorgie put on his gear and catch Mo's final out? Though while we're at it, maybe Joe coulda put his catcher gear on and caught the second out.
Whatever. No criticism. I'm so happy that one day I will get to tell my children that I saw Mariano Rivera pitch.