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Mo had 'no desire' left in September

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07:23 AM ET 10.17 | Exit light, indeed. Mariano Rivera made it clear throughout his final season that he had no second thoughts about retirement. Still, he saved his most blunt assessment of his situation for David Ortiz when the two went to lunch in Boston prior to a game at Fenway Park in mid-September, with the Yankees trying to remain in postseason contention. "I can't wait for the moment when this is over," Rivera said in Spanish to the Red Sox slugger. "I'm ready for it already, brother. I'm ready for it. Mentally and physically, I'm ready for it. There's no desire anymore." The conversation is part of a documentary, "BEING: Mariano Rivera," which premieres Sunday on Fox for baseball fans unaccustomed to not seeing Rivera in October.

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October 17, 2013  08:37 AM ET

He was probably just grossed out watching Papi stuff his face and had no desire to eat.

October 17, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Mo got home in Panama to find that his wife had blown everything at the casino, so he got Cash on the horn and started working on a new deal.

October 17, 2013  09:28 AM ET

He gone.

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October 17, 2013  10:53 AM ET

And you can easily tell he wasn't in it anymore mentally...see you in Cooperstown in 2019!

October 17, 2013  11:23 AM ET
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Then go home...Jeez, can we quit hearing stuff about the guy, and just let him retire?

I think your beef is with the New York Post, not Mariano.

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October 17, 2013  03:17 PM ET
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the post is more filler like hoof, lips and rectum, rather than beef

lol. good one!

October 17, 2013  08:32 PM ET
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he didthis is a 6 week old story the interns JUST got around to printing

They were probably not working due to the government furlough.

October 18, 2013  01:12 AM ET

Quitter

 
October 18, 2013  01:12 AM ET

Ortiz needs to stop hanging with fin Yankees

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