NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: In the opener of yesterday’s doubleheader, Aaron Boone was ejected for arguing with the home plate umpire. During the kerfuffle, he called his team “savages in the box” which appears destined to be a rallying call/moniker for this year’s team. After the game, he explained the phrase, saying that it was about his team taking pride it making it hard on the pitcher.
ESPN | Sam Miller: Mariano Rivera will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend. A large part of his legacy is his success in the postseason, which includes five titles and a World Series MVP award. However, if he had never thrown a postseason pitch, he would still almost definitely still be a Hall of Famer. Similarly, if he had never thrown a regular season pitch, there’s a legitimate argument that he would still be worthy of induction.
New York Post | Dan Martin: Here’s more Mo content. Rivera has played with and for many teammates and managers over and years, but this is a collection of stories from some of the best and most notable.
MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of David Cone’s perfect game, which is a scary thought for those of us who remember watching it live. Here is an oral history of the day, which includes an amusing story of Yogi Berra and Don Larsen not particularly caring for superstition.
Baseball Prospectus | Jarrett Seider: Trenton Thunder bat dog Rookie is a good boy.