Saturday, September 29, 2007
No Mo Worries
As my friend Noam and then Michael Kay pointed out, we shouldn't read too much into Mariano Rivera loading the bases and giving up a base-clearing triple last night. He simply doesn't focus as well and perform as strongly when the game doesn't matter. Yes, we wanted to win, but we were already in the post-season. When Mo comes in with a massive lead just to get some work in or comes into a save situation like this where the game doesn't "matter," his focus often strays. I'd rather he closed it out, of course, but I won't panic or think this is the first sign of his decline. Though God knows he has to decline at some point: personally, I'm looking towards 2012. Does that seem reasonable?