Again, Rivera gets a night off

We said it after Game 4; we'll say it again: Mariano Rivera can't spend another day of inactivity.

Originally Published: October 24, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

As a rule, managers don't win or lose World Series games.

Who wins and who loses depends to a great degree on how well the players play, to a lesser degree on which team gets luckier ... and to a significantly smaller degree on what the managers do.

And yet, people like me don't often bother writing about the players or the luck, because what can you write about? Unless you're 1) in the locker room to ask Alex Gonzalez about his home run, or 2) blessed with Roger Angell's talent of ...

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