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In Awe of Mariano

In the bottom of the eighth at Citi Field on Sunday night, with runners on first and second and two outs, the game promptly ended. The gleefully wide eyes and pumped fist of the 10-year-old in front of me was all I needed to see: Mariano Rivera was walking through that door. That moment of excitation, of victory assured, is one every Yankee fan has gotten to know intimately for 13 years now; it is one I, and every fan of a Major League Baseball team not named the Yankees, have never really experienced.

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