Happy Cuatro de Mayo – Hometown View [VIDEO]
A little of this and a little of that on Cuatro de Mayo:
The greatest relief pitcher in the history of baseball may have thrown his last pitch as it appears the Yankees Mariano Rivera suffered a torn ACL in his right knee while shagging fly balls during batting practice before last night’s game in Kansas City. An MRI at the stadium revealed the tear although the 42-year old will be examined by team doctors in New York.
It was thought by most that this would be Rivera’s final year although he has said an official announcement would not come until after the season. Now that season and his career might be over. The good news for the Yankees…if you can call it that is they have two viable options as a replacement for the all-time saves leader in David Robertson and Rafael Soriano, who saved 45 games for Tampa Bay in 2010.
Toms River’s Jeff Frazier may get another chance to play in the major leagues after signing with the Detroit Tigers this week and reporting to their Triple A team in Toledo, Ohio. The 29-year old was playing in the Mexican League until last week after being released by the Washington Nationals at the end of last season.
Frazier was in left field for the MudHens last night and went 2-4 with a run scored…the former Toms River South and Rutgers star is hoping to play well enough to get a second shot with the Tigers where he played 9 games in 2010.
Jeff’s younger brother Todd is playing for the Cincinnati Reds where he’s been used mainly as a pinch-hitter.
Count me among those who think Eli Manning will do fine as guest host on Saturday Night Live this week. For his entire life he’s had to live up to comparisons with older brother Peyton, who not only is among the greatest quarterbacks of all-time but was very funny as an SNL host a couple of years ago.
Well Eli has won more Super Bowls than Peyton and while he might not be as funny I am sure he will pass his TV test this weekend.
Every time I see or hear Patricia Krentcil my body twitches. You of course don’t know who she is…at least not by her formal name. The 44-year old from Nutley is best known as the “tanning mom” who has been accused of taking her 6-year old daughter into a tanning booth…charges she vehemently denies. What can’t be denied is she is a hideously-looking creature whose skin looks more charred than tanned. Clearly she does not see in the mirror what others do although to be honest we can say that about many.