... that Mariano Rivera is some kind of mystical, inhuman cyborg that destroys anything in its path and is only addicted to winning, here it is, courtesy of the World Wide Leader's "Sports Science."
Now granted this is coming from somebody who had to guess and cheat his was to Cs in the last science class he ever took, which was senior year in high school, but that's just crazy! 1600 RPM? 8 inches of lateral movement?? All from the same arm angle as his 4-seamer??? That just doesn't seem fair. And then you factor in the whole 'human eye not being able to see a ball traveling that fast in the last 10 feet before it reaches the plate' thing and I know it's just not fair. Maybe guys should be allowed to take HGH if they're going to be facing Mo on a regular basis. With the hand-eye coordination benefits it has, it only seems right to help level the playing field for these poor schlubs.
I would also like to take this opportunity to start the official AB4AR campaign to change the name of the "Magnus Effect" to the "Rivera Effect." It just seems right.
On this day in Yankees history – 1983
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