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Postby Fireball Express » Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:27 am

Apparently 2 family member have been electrocuted in a home accident. WFAN 660AM is reporting that he flew back to Panama today. They say Joe Torre will hold a press conference in the morning. I don't have a link confirming he left, just one reporting the accident. But trust me when I say I heard it on the radio.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=a ... &type=lgns
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Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:28 am

They reported this live during the LA game last night. Tragic. They were speculating that he would come back in time for the next game.

I guess that they are in the same boat as Biggio and Bagwell following Caminiti's death.
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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:32 am

Here's the latest from MLB.com:

Fatal accident at Rivera's home
Report: Team unsure whether he will play in Game 1
By Mark Feinsand / MLB.com

NEW YORK -- Mariano Rivera's celebration of the Yankees' Division Series win was muted on Saturday night, when the closer learned after the game of an accident at his home in Panama.
According to a team source and reports in The New York Times and the Associated Press, two of his wife's relatives were electrocuted in an accident at Rivera's home in Puerto Caimito, Panama.

The accident involved an electric fence surrounding a swimming pool at Rivera's home. The Times reported that the two people killed were Victor Dario Avila, 35, and his 14-year-old son, Victor, both cousins of Rivera's wife, Clara.

According to relatives, the teenager appeared to have touched an electric wire while cleaning the pool, and his father died trying to save him.

The Times reported that Rivera flew to Panama on Sunday to help make funeral arrangements and comfort his family. Yankees media relations director Rick Cerrone told the Times he was unsure if Rivera would be available to pitch in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against rival Boston, scheduled to begin play on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. But Rivera's agent, Fernando Cuza, was quoted as saying that Rivera would be back in time for the game.

Rivera was informed of the accident after Saturday's Game 4 victory in Minnesota as his wife was taken into the Yankees clubhouse by team security. She was then escorted out of the clubhouse, visibly shaken, while Rivera got dressed and prepared for the team flight back to New York.

Mark Feinsand is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Postby ensanimal » Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:40 am

man that sucks for rivera. what's up this year with things happening to players families?

my condolences go out to rivera and his family. :,-(
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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:50 am

ensanimal wrote:my condolences go out to rivera and his family. :,-(



my condolences as well.......
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Postby tlef316 » Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:15 pm

Horrible situation to deal with. Best wishes to the rivera family.

As bad as this is, Rivera will be ready for game 1. He is a gamer and knows how important this is. The guy is an absolute warrior.
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Postby Rico The Retard » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:02 pm

who are they going to use to close then??? Tom gordon maybe???
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Postby Sox FANatic001 » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:31 pm

Rico The Retard wrote:who are they going to use to close then??? Tom gordon maybe???



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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:35 pm

tlef316 wrote:Horrible situation to deal with. Best wishes to the rivera family.

As bad as this is, Rivera will be ready for game 1. He is a gamer and knows how important this is. The guy is an absolute warrior.


You've got that right. I couldn't imagine going through what he is right now, I guess baseball allows him to get away from it at least for a little while.
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Postby pomplona's finest » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:37 pm

First Urbina, now Rivera. :-/

Closing is a very mental art, if Mariano's mind isn't in the right place I don't know how effective he'll be. Of course this could fuel him to pitch better, he is an elite guy so he might be able to overcome it.

I'm sure they would use Gordon in the event he couldn't play.
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