Mariano Rivera: “I am coming back. Write it down in big letters. … I’m not going out like this”

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Probably never a good idea to make life decisions within 24 hours of something bad happening, but Mariano Rivera has earned the right to do whatever the hell he wants to do:

And:

Wow.  And while it is somewhat shocking to see him say it so forcefully so soon after his injury, is there any doubt in the world that he can?  He is still in peak condition, even at his age. And he is still the best reliever in baseball.

Can’t wait for the return.