NEW YORK -- Of course he would be here. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera understands duty and obligation. He has been the most dominant closer in baseball for the past decade, a lofty title that is impossible to achieve unless you are a person who is rich in confidence, poise, and responsibility.
Above all, a closer must be reliable.
Last night, in the face of tragedy and tears and unspeakable sadness, Rivera was exactly that.
Just hours after he buried his wife's co...