There is crying in baseball

I am a mess right now. I have tears streaming down my face, my nose is running and I have one of those headaches you get when you cry too much so don’t expect much of a recap from me because I’m way too emotional.

It’s funny because I wasn’t this bad on Sunday when I knew it would be the last time I would see Mariano Rivera pitch in person. Maybe I was in denial? But tonight was different.

Mo came in to clean up the mess in the eighth inning, and he did because he’s the greatest of all time. Then, after recording two outs in the top of the ninth, this happened:

There wasn’t a dry eye in the Stadium, and there definitely wasn’t a dry eye in my brother’s room (he has the TV).

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.