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Monday, August 29, 2005

There's only one Sandman

"Say your prayers little one
Dont forget, my son
To include everyone

Tuck you in, warm within
Keep you free from sin
Till the sandman he comes

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
Off to never never land"

Those words resonate in your brain. The bass pounds inside your chest. The bullpen door swings open and in jogs Mariano Rivera. He gets to the mound, licks his fingers, and goodnight. He is the Sandman.

I don't know when that song became his anthem and I don't know if he requested it at all, but I do know there are few sports moments that carry that much excitement. No one can hold a candle to Mo. And that's why there should be a law against multiple closers using the same song.

Don't get me wrong, Billy Wagner is a SUPER studly closer, but he is no Sandman. Therefore he shouldn't be allowed to use that same song as Mariano.

Whatever, claim Yankee supremacism, and that is definitely warrantedd, but come on. THERE SHOULD ONLY BE ONE SANDMAN!!!!

And seriously, Todd Jones and Christian Rock?



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