Mariano Rivera is literally the best in the world at his job.
Mariano Rivera is the best closer in major league baseball.
Mariano Rivera is the best closer in baseball history. Without argument.
Mariano Rivera is also know as Mo, Sandman, The Panama Express, or Hammer of God.
Wait, the Hammer of God blew 3 saves. Yep. The Hammer of God had a bad weekend.
Rivera is the best in the world at what he does. This weekend he did not do his best.
So give yourself a break.
Sometimes we do not do our best. Sometimes things do not go as planned. Sometimes we blow it. Sometimes Miguel Cabrera homers off us in 2 different games in the ninth inning. Ok, that last one doesn’t happen to mere mortals like you and me. But you get the point.
Mo lost this weekend. But he will play again this week. Same goes for you and me. If we fail, we will play again this week. And we are still who we are. Failure does not define us or defeat us, unless we let it. Mo is still the greatest closer of all time. He is still the Hammer of God.
How awesome would it be to be nicknamed the Hammer of God.