New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera gives all the credit to God

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  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    July 18, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    But by the grace of God go I. I think Mariano is gracious. He became a hero.

  • Brother Benjamin Franklin Orem, UT
    July 18, 2013 4:39 a.m.

    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!

  • MormonUte Centerville, UT
    July 17, 2013 8:44 p.m.

    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.

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    July 17, 2013 5:05 p.m.

    God have him life. Thus no life, no way to practice.

  • Eliot Santaquin, UT
    July 17, 2013 5:01 p.m.

    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.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    July 17, 2013 4:31 p.m.

    He gave all the glory to god? Did god practice, and make all of this happen for him? Don't think so.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    July 17, 2013 3:38 p.m.

    Did this offend Ute fans who always get in a tizzy anytime a BYU player mentions God? Nope didn't think so. Magic happens.