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HAT TIP: Mariano Rivera, A Lesson in Humility

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Mar 7, 2019 2:00:00 PM

It's been several weeks since Mariano Rivera's historic election into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Some of the controversy surrounding his 425 ballot nomination raised a few questions in the baseball community: Was he worthy? Of all the previous Hall of Famers, did he deserve the first unanimous vote?

I'd like to put forward these questions instead: When someone honors a player, what's our first instinct? Do we quickly acknowledge his achievement or poke holes in his career? In the context of life, the answers of these questions tell us something about ourselves. 

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Topics: MLB, New York Yankees, Mariano Rivera

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