Starting Rivera in Midsummer Classic would be ultimate tribute

Originally Published: July 7, 2008
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- In a world of crazy, outside-the-box thinking, here's one idea that has gained some traction in the Yankees' clubhouse lately: Why not give Mariano Rivera, this generation's greatest closer, a chance to be really appreciated at the All-Star Game?

How? Not by letting him get those last three outs; that's too pedestrian. There's no guarantee the American League will need a save, and there's no promise that even if Rivera takes the mound, he'll be pitching in a critical situation. ...

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