With my beloved New York Yankees set to begin their 2014 season tonight, I figured it might be time to begin facing the fact I've been dreading for a while now - my favorite athlete of all-time, Mariano Rivera is no longer coming out of that Yankees bullpen.
But before this becomes a dreaded reality of not seeing #42 run out to begin the ninth, and experiencing that odd silence that will fill the air where a "Enter Sandman" once blared throughout Yankee stadium, I figured I'd pay homage to Mo Rivera's cutter.
The following .gif is a comparison of Mariano Rivera's cutter to that of the average pitcher's fastball. One of the greatest .gifs I've EVER come across. ENJOY!