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Posted by: Patrick
On Tuesday at the School of Visual Arts Theatre in New York City, Fans for the Cure hosted "An evening with Mariano Rivera," paying tribute to the Yankees closer. As part of the festivities, MLB.com's Ed Randall hosted a panel discussion with Rivera, David Cone, John Flaherty, Larry Rothschild and (via telephone) Luis Gonzalez.

MLB.com released the series of videos and they are a great watch, full of funny moments and great stories. Watch below.

Rivera on his health:


Rivera on key moments of his career:


Rivera on how he discovered his cutter:


Rivera on Yogi Berra's presence:


Rivera on Cone's perseverance:


Rivera and Cone on Don Mattingly:


Cone, Flaherty and Rothschild on their appreciation for Rivera:

Posted by: Patrick
ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand reports that Mariano Rivera is planning to kick off his throwing program next week. That is earlier than usual. During a public appearance, Rivera described himself as being "95 percent," saying that the other five percent "will come quick."

Thank you to Mr. Diaz for the tip.