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Posted by: Patrick
ESPN.com's Jayson Stark makes the case for a new award for the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) to vote on: the Jerome Holtzman Award. Named for the inventor of the modern save rule, this award would honor the finest relievers. Stark mentions Mo as an example:

Not a Cy Young. Not an MVP. Not a Nobel Prize. Not even a People's Choice Award.

But then, that's nothing new for Mariano Rivera. He may be directly responsible for putting five World Series rings on the fingers of his good friends, Derek Jeter and George M. Steinbrenner 3rd. But clearly, baseball seems incapable of finding an award that the greatest closer in history is allowed to win.

Well, it's time to change that.

Thanks Jack for the tip.
Posted by: Patrick
Haiti
My prayers and thoughts are with the people of Haiti and everyone affected by this terrible disaster.

What is apparent in times like this is that everything counts, no matter how small. Can you afford to donate $5? $3? $1? If so, that's great. It may be a small amount to you, all on it's own, but coupled with other small amounts, it becomes a big, powerful amount. You can find a list of charities on WhatGives!?

Can't afford to donate? You can still spread the word. The power of online community and social media has afforded everyone a voice if they choose to have one. If you're on Twitter, Facebook, etc.; you have a community of people and connections. Share worthwhile initiatives with them and help bring awareness. It only takes a few moments to send a link or retweet something on Twitter, but it does help.

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