TheCloser Reporters who covered soft-spoken Mariano Rivera for 19 seasons will not be surprised by his autobiography. It's honest but elusive; you have to read between… TheCloser Reporters who covered soft-spoken Mariano Rivera for 19 seasons will not be surprised by his autobiography. It's honest but elusive; you have to read between… 2014-05-06 Memoir Little, Brown and Company
Book Review

The Closer (2014)

THE CLOSER Mariano Rivera
THE CLOSER Mariano Rivera
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: May 06, 2014; Writers: Wayne Coffey, Mariano Rivera; Genre: Memoir; Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Reporters who covered soft-spoken Mariano Rivera for 19 seasons will not be surprised by his autobiography. It's honest but elusive; you have to read between the lines when he talks about controversial teammates, though he does chide easy targets like Roger Clemens and Robinson Cano. The Closer is the anti-Ball Four, a polite, sanitized — and, yes, occasionally touching — example of what it means to be a true Yankee. C+

Originally posted May 07, 2014 Published in issue #1311 May 16, 2014 Order article reprints
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