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  1. #1 Inside Baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera’s Far-Right Politics 
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    Inside Baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera’s Far-Right Politics

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    Sarah Stier

    The Yankees legend—who will be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday—has managed to keep his political leanings hidden for decades.

    Robert Silverman

    Updated*07.21.19*12:12PM ET*Published*07.21.19*5:16AM ET*

    Mariano Rivera, the greatest relief pitcher in baseball history, will be formally enshrined in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. A throng of New York Yankee diehards will surely make the trek to Cooperstown, NY, to take in the proceedings and relive treasured memories. For countless fans, Rivera is baseball royalty—an idol, worshipped for his on-field dominance, deadly mastery of a cut fastball, and pinpoint control.

    To this day, he is held up as the ideal athlete, bestowed with endless grace and an unflappable demeanor on the mound that belied*a burning competitive desire. Rivera represents a nearly unbroken succession of Yankee greatness that stretches all the way back to the 1920s, from Ruth and Gehrig to DiMaggio and Mantle, and then Reggie Jackson and Derek Jeter.

    And over the past three years, he’s also served at the pleasure of*a racist president, taken part in thinly veiled propaganda on behalf of*a far-right government*in Israel, and gotten chummy with outright bigots and apocalyptic loons. None of this will be inscribed on his Hall of Fame plaque. It should, even if much of the sports world would very much like to pretend none of it exists.
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    Liberal outlet strikes out with 'disgusting' hit piece on Yankees legend on day of Hall of Fame induction

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/marian...me-daily-beast

    Was no fan of Mo, mostly because he played for the Yankees. But he was a fantastic player and his HOF induction was incredibly well deserved.
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    Ass-hole libs constantly trying to inject politics into professional sports.

    All I know is I blame Earl Weaver for Rivera's overrated stats.

    Which can actually be blamed on the Dodgers blowing the first half of a double-header against the Phillies on the last day of the '66 Season, forcing Alston to start Koufax in the second game to win the NL-pennant.

    Decades later, we have a pitcher who only worked one inning or so at-a-time, being some sort of hero.
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