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Mariano Rivera: Could Closer’s Announced Retirement Have Ray Lewis Effect?

less than a month separating us from the 2013 MLB regular season opener, the New York Yankees have already dropped two bombshells on us.

For starters, first baseman Mark Teixeira will miss 8-to-10 weeks with a strained right wrist.

Hours later, we learned that Mariano Rivera will retire at season's end.

Unlike Teixeria's announcement, however, Rivera's decision could have a potential "Ray Lewis effect" for the Yankees.

For those unfamiliar, the Ravens were a reeling power much like the Yankees are today. They were labeled as too old, too injured and, quite frankly, too far past their prime to compete in a young man's game.

Just as the Yankees were swept out of the 2012 playoffs by the Detroit Tigers, Baltimore entered ...

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