“Mariano Rivera explains how the Yankees players should react to their playoff loss and what the team needs moving forward

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Legendary closer Mariano Rivera won five World Series championships and the 1999 World Series MVP award during his 19-season career with the New York Yankees.
“Sandman” boasted an unfathomable 0.70 ERA through his playoff career, allowing just 11 earned runs through 96 postseason appearances. In other words, he knows a thing or two about how to be successful in October.
After watching this year’s Yankees squad lose in the ALDS to rival Boston Red Sox, Rivera told Business Insider that he had some advice for those currently donning the pinstripes and reflected on his success.
He feels the players need to hold on to the bitter taste for a while and the team needs some help in the rotation.

After watching his former team fall to long-time rival Boston Red Sox in the ALDS in fairly unimpressive fashion this week, New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera dispensed some advice to those currently donning pinstripes about how to achieve postseason success.

“You have to shake it off,” Rivera said. “Shake it off and get ready for next year. I hope you have the bitter taste that you have now for the next few weeks, and then get ready because spring training is right around the corner and that’s when the season begins. When you get there be prepared so that when this time comes next year, you’re ready for it.”

“Sandman” made a career out of throwing flames, but he’s spending his retirement stomping them out. Rivera recently spoke with Business Insider about the current state of the Yankees franchise and his postseason success while teaching young fans about the essentials of fire safety at FDNY Engine 59/Ladder 30 in Harlem.

For Rivera, becoming a partner and ambassador for The Hartford Junior Fire Marshal program was a natural extension of his previous work.

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Source:: Business Insider


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