As you have heard by now, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera suffered a torn ACL during pregame warm-ups of his team’s game against the Kansas City Royals last night. Rivera, who will go down as the undisputed greatest closer in MLB history, suffered the brutal injury while shagging balls in the outfield during Yankees’ batting practice.
All of the Yankees haters are having a laugh today at how it happened. Some are questioning why they would allow Rivera to even participate in pregame warm-ups, and the answer is simple. He has been doing it his entire career. Who is anyone to tell the greatest of all time that he can not do something he has done throughout his entire illustrious career?
This is just giving so-called sports fans who root against the Yankees more fuel. I have heard it all already. But those who find humor or joy in Rivera’s current situation have no place in the sports world. It is just completely classless and ignorant.