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True to form, Mo wanted retirement kept quiet

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08:08 AM ET 03.08 | The official end is near for Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera. Rivera is set to announce at a 10 a.m. press conference at Steinbrenner Field that the 2013 season will be his final one. True to his private nature, Rivera wanted to keep this matter as quiet as possible until the official announcement. In an interview with The Post, Rivera, in fact, said: "If you hear that [retirement] from me, that will be confirmed. It's only a rumor until I talk." But that the Yanks have called a press conference is no rumor. It is a fact and multiple sources confirmed it is for Rivera to inform the world this year will be the last of his Hall of Fame career.

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March 8, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Make Some Noise This Season, Bro.

March 8, 2013  08:36 AM ET

It would be nice to see Mo end up at about a nice even 650 saves.

March 8, 2013  08:40 AM ET
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It would be nice to see Mo end up at about a nice even 650 saves.

and another World Series ring.

March 8, 2013  08:43 AM ET
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and another World Series ring.

Maybe he can play 3B for the Yankees.

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March 8, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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Maybe he can play 3B for the Yankees.

He probably could. He ain't the worst athelete out there. Probably can't hit worth a **** though.

March 8, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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He probably could. He ain't the worst athelete out there. Probably can't hit worth a **** though.

Well he will fit right in then with Youkilis and Rodriguez. They can't hit either.

March 8, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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Well he will fit right in then with Youkilis and Rodriguez. They can't hit either.

Zing!

March 8, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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Zing!

The so-called "zing" was from a White Sux fan. Loses some of its impetus.

March 8, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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The so-called "zing" was from a White Sux fan. Loses some of its impetus.

You have a point.

March 8, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Everyone knew this already. He would have retired last year if not for the injury.

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March 8, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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YupThat being said, as a farewell gesture, all teams should not even swing when he comes into the game this year.....he's earned it.

nice idea but some how I don't see that happening. But ya know, somehow I got my hands on some MLB comissioner's office stationery and we could try to send out an edict to all the teams and see if it flies.

March 8, 2013  09:39 AM ET

Greatest closer.....ever! glad he is taking the 'farewell tour', he has earned it.

March 8, 2013  10:04 AM ET

The man is a class act. But he's not a Hall of Famer ... yet. He should be referred to as a future HoFer.

March 8, 2013  10:13 AM ET

GREATEST. EVER.

March 8, 2013  10:13 AM ET

If you don't respect and appreciate what Mariano did, you aren't a baseball fan.

March 8, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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The so-called "zing" was from a White Sux fan. Loses some of its impetus.

Good one.

March 8, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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The man is a class act. But he's not a Hall of Famer ... yet. He should be referred to as a future HoFer.

naw, in my book he is a HOFer. election is just a formality.

 
March 8, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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and another World Series ring.

I think this will be a long year for the Yanks. Hopefully...

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