Pitarresi: Lucas deserved to win, Rivera irreplaceable
I’ve been out of touch, having spent eight days in
I watched the final round of the U.S. Open and felt good for Lucas Glover. He was able to hold it together – the way poor Ricky Barnes didn’t – and deserved to win. Seems like a good guy, and that’s a plus.
I felt bad for Barnes, who fell apart, but his talent showed. We might hear more from him soon. The hat killed me, though. Was that really a painter’s cap?
It would have been nice if Phil Mickelson had won, but I’m almost glad he didn’t. I think his wife’s battle with breast cancer might have been turned into a maudlin soap opera, more of a story device than anything else.
The guy I was pulling for was David Duval. He has been nowhere for years, but he just keeps plugging. If he never is a top player again, he proved he has some guts.
I did not see Mariano Rivera earn his 500th save. Quite a landmark. It seems strange to say that a relief pitcher could be at team’s most important player over 15 years, but, really, where would the Yankees have been without Rivera since 1995?