I've been to caught up in the NHL Playoffs to follow baseball full time right now but this morning I woke up to the news that Mariano Rivera tore his ACL shagging fly balls in batting practice last night. Wether you love the Yankees, hate them, or are indifferent Rivera is a class act who no one has ever had anything bad to say about. He is by far the best relief pitcher ever to play the game and he may in fact be the greatest pitcher in baseball history. If you know nothing about baseball, he is the "Babe Ruth" of his position. The injury is career threatening for sure and to see the injuring in real time up on MLB.com will turn your stomach.
Afterwards, the Yankees and Rivera said all the right things. There's not too many people in the world that can say they were the best ever at what they did without any debate. They say that an athlete dies two deaths, the first being the day they stop playing the sport they love so much and it may well be that #42 has thrown his last pitch. For such a great guy and ambassador to the game, he deserved to go out in better fashion but if one guy could come back from an injury like this, it'd be him.