Joel Sherman reported today that Mariano Rivera will announce his retirement from baseball at the conclusion of the 2013 season in a press conference Saturday. It’s not a shock and the announcement allows us one last season to enjoy watching one of the greatest players in baseball history hone his craft for one more season. I will save the “eulogy” for another time and just offer this simple request of the Baseball Gods. Whenever the Yankees season ends, please have it end with Mariano on the mound getting one final save.