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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Saving the best

At first I was angry that American League Manager Joe Maddon chose New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to pitch the ninth inning of Tuesday's baseball All-Star Game instead of the Los Angeles Angels' Brian Fuentes, who has the most saves in the Majors so far this year. (And remember, I'm a longtime Angels fan.)

But then it occurred to me: Rivera was well-rested, having not pitched at all over the weekend as his overpaid, overrated team dropped three straight games to the Angels. Fuentes, on the other hand, might have been a bit tired from shutting down the Bronx Bummers in the final inning of the Friday and Sunday games.

So you go, Mo! Enjoy the fact that you picked up the save in a game that didn't mattter. My guys will concentrate on winning the ones that do.

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2 Comments:

Blogger voiceofreason said...

A 10-year-old has hijacked your blog to write opinions on baseball.

July 15, 2009 at 10:39 AM 
Blogger Kevin Filipski.... said...

At least it's an intelligent 10-year-old.

July 15, 2009 at 11:05 PM 

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