King of the Closers

NYT profile of the amazing Mariano Rivera - including a great animated infographic explaining his pitching.

You’re a Yankees rookie, and the season is on the line, and the bases are loaded. Just don’t think about it? Alex Rodriguez, a truly great hitter who has been known to think himself into knots at such moments, may be on to something when he says, “I don’t think he knows what pressure means.”