Mo chased ball like he chased dream

Injured Mo was being Mo, going after what he wanted with child's enthusiasm

Updated: May 5, 2012, 4:16 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Nothing about Mariano Rivera, greatest of them all, has ever made much sense. He was signed for a lousy three grand out of a faraway fishing village, left unprotected in an expansion draft and dismissed as a non-prospect who would never overcome elbow surgery and his garden-variety stuff.

So it's fitting that the potential end of his career -- and Rivera swore Friday it will not be the end -- unfolded in a most improbable way. Rivera wasn't on the mound in Kansas City, sawing bats ...

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