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The Week Mariano Rivera Looked Like a Mere Mortal

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 09:  Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees looks on after giving up a two run homerun in the top of the ninth inning to Bobby Abreu #53 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (not pictured) on August 09, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Angels defeated the Yankees 6-4. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) Mariano Rivera.

Mariano Rivera started the week by blowing a save at Fenway Park, in a game the Red Sox would win an inning later to clinch yet another series victory in what's been a one-sided rivalry this season. And Rivera's week wouldn't get much better when the Yankees returned to the Bronx to face the Angels: He'd allow a go-ahead home run to Bobby Abreu in the series opener Tuesday, and he'd give up a three-run homer to Russell Branyan before picking up a save in the rubber game of the series yesterday afternoon. But what happened this week that didn't involve excruciatingly long baseball games?

The Mets split their series with San Diego. Admit it: You're going to miss this team when the season's over.

Jerry Reese guaranteed that the Giants would make the playoffs, while the team's vice president of communications defended the team on Twitter.

David Einhorn reportedly moved closer to owning a piece of the Mets.

We looked at Mike Stanton, World Series hero.

And we looked at whether the Rangers would actually name Brad Richards captain.

That's it for us. Have a great weekend.

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Photo: Mike Stobe/2011 Getty Images