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08:02 AM ET 02.14 | As he reported for duty, Mariano Rivera did so Wednesday with a knee brace and a positive attitude. Rivera said he has decided what 2014 will deliver but didn't reveal that yesterday following a 25-pitch bullpen session that was followed by fielding ground balls on a mound and covering first base on another diamond. "I won't give it up until I am ready," the 43-year-old Rivera said about his decision. "I will tell you guys when the moment is right." Rivera said that could come in a day or a week. Asked if he will reveal his decision before the April 1 opener against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, Rivera replied, "Definitely." Rivera was toying with retirement last spring until a torn ACL suffered in early May.

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February 14, 2013  08:22 AM ET

First ballot unanimous Hall of Fame.

February 14, 2013  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

First ballot unanimous Hall of Fame.

Amen.

February 14, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Amen.

Hallelujah!

February 14, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

First ballot unanimous Hall of Fame.

Hear, hear!

<raises chalice upwards>

February 14, 2013  09:45 AM ET

Unfortunately will not get 100%.

No one has ever gotten one hundred percent of the votes. Ever.

Tom Seaver holds the record at 98.84 percent. Cal Ripken, Jr. is third (and first among hitters) with 98.53 percent. Babe Ruth made it on 95.13 percent of his ballots.

February 14, 2013  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Unfortunately will not get 100%.No one has ever gotten one hundred percent of the votes. Ever. Tom Seaver holds the record at 98.84 percent. Cal Ripken, Jr. is third (and first among hitters) with 98.53 percent. Babe Ruth made it on 95.13 percent of his ballots.

Damn shame... hes one of the few in my lifetime to deserve it.

February 14, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Unfortunately will not get 100%.No one has ever gotten one hundred percent of the votes. Ever. Tom Seaver holds the record at 98.84 percent. Cal Ripken, Jr. is third (and first among hitters) with 98.53 percent. Babe Ruth made it on 95.13 percent of his ballots.

Not4Nutten but, Babe Ruth hit over 350 for 13 seasons life time average of 342 Ted Williams 344!!!

February 14, 2013  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Unfortunately will not get 100%.No one has ever gotten one hundred percent of the votes. Ever.Tom Seaver holds the record at 98.84 percent. Cal Ripken, Jr. is third (and first among hitters) with 98.53 percent. Babe Ruth made it on 95.13 percent of his ballots.

What was Steve Carlton?

February 14, 2013  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

First ballot unanimous Hall of Fame.

again??? just pitch one game at the time,,then we would talk about the future later!!!

February 14, 2013  04:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

First ballot unanimous Hall of Fame.

First ballot? Yes. Unanimous, no way. A reliever will never be unanimous. I figure 85% of the vote, 90% tops.

February 14, 2013  06:25 PM ET
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What was Steve Carlton?

Carlton got 95.8% of the votes. I'm not sure where that places him in the overall list for first ballot election.

February 14, 2013  08:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

First ballot unanimous Hall of Fame.

+1. He's always been fun to watch. He was unreal in that first series against the Braves in '96.

February 14, 2013  09:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Unfortunately will not get 100%.No one has ever gotten one hundred percent of the votes. Ever. Tom Seaver holds the record at 98.84 percent. Cal Ripken, Jr. is third (and first among hitters) with 98.53 percent. Babe Ruth made it on 95.13 percent of his ballots.

It's worth noting that Ruth went in with the first class. There were a huge number of very worthy candidates available. Cy Young himself didn't make it until the second class.

February 14, 2013  10:58 PM ET
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Unfortunately will not get 100%

lee smith was nockout back in the 1996 team with halos,,

 
February 15, 2013  12:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

First ballot unanimous Hall of Fame.

Amen x2

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