Exit Sandman

Despite its ups and downs, despite the doping and the controversies, there are things about baseball that make it powerful and good. We got to see one of those things last night, when the game’s greatest closer, Mariano Rivera, pitched his final game at Yankee Stadium.

Congratulations, Mariano Rivera! The team will not be the same without you.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.