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Roger Clemens, sportswriter
Clemens’ lede (that’s how we spell it in the business; don’t ask me why) is an anecdote about handing the ball to Rivera and trusting him to save what would become Clemens’ 300th career win.
”As I leave the mound in front of 50,000 fans, I know that there aren’t too many “for sure” things in this world,” Clemens writes, “but having Mariano Rivera take over for you the last three outs of a Major League game is as close as you are ever going to get.”
The column, if you can call it that, is brief, but it finishes with a self-referential zinger.
”And one last thing, Mo,” Clemens writes. “When you’re sitting at home next May and the Yankees are in need of a closer, remember … anybody can retire once!”
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