For over a decade, Yankees fans have been lucky enough to watch the seemingly-invincible Mariano Rivera close out games. The emotional difference between having Rivera in the game and even somebody as good as Joe Nathan, or Jon Papelbon, or Trevor Hoffman in the game is incredible. Rebecca at Purist Bleeds Pinstripes put this feeling into words as she watched Rivera hold on in game three of the divisional series yesterday. It’s an interesting look into what a Yankee fan feels when the Hammer of G-d comes in to pitch.
(hat tip: Jason)