Did this offend Ute fans who always get in a tizzy anytime a BYU player mentions
God? Nope didn't think so. Magic happens.
He gave all the glory to god? Did god practice, and make all of this happen for
him? Don't think so.
Thank you for sharing the story of a wonderful man who has dedicated himself to
God. Reading it makes me want to be a better person.
God have him life. Thus no life, no way to practice.
Mariano Rivera is by far my favorite athlete of all time. It's been easy to
like him since I have been a Yankees fan for about 4 decades, since I was 10
years old, but it goes beyond baseball. As a long time educator, coach and
father, I usually discourage my children, players and students from holding up
athletes as role models, but Rivera is probably the one exception. He is
notorious for his humility, and his success is amazing. There are a lot of
things that can be argued in sports, but there is no arguing that when it comes
to relief pitchers in baseball, Mariano Rivera is The Best That's Ever
Been. I've always wanted to go to Yankee Stadium just once with the Yankees
ahead going in to the bottom of the 9th and hear "Enter Sandman" as
"Mo" runs out to close the game. I guess I won't get to do that,
but I have sure enjoyed watching him pitch for so many years. With all that is
wrong in sports, it is refreshing to see such a great person succeed with
seemingly no ego.
What a class act! Mariano Rivera is not only the greatest reliever in baseball
history, but I believe him to be of the highest character and display of
sportsmanship. It is rare nowadays where you can point to a successful athlete
in a major media market out to kids and say, that is who you want to be like.
That is who you want to pattern yourself after. If you want to be like someone,
be like Mariano. We desperately need more of his kind not just in
sports, but in every walk of life. I wish Mariano and his family
only the best following the season. I have watched him play throughout his
entire career. His devotion to himself, his wife, his family, his Christian
faith, and the game of baseball have touched our hearts. Whether or not we are
baseball fans, I think we all can be Mariano fans. The great news
is that even though Mariano retires from baseball this year, his legacy will go
on with his foundation and faith. He will have the time to spend with them in
those endeavors. We wish him only the best!
But by the grace of God go I. I think Mariano is gracious. He became a hero.