Mariano to Pap:
Wait Your Turn

(ESPN Sunday Conversation - 6.28.09)

Yankee Closer Tells Papelbon Not to Be
Shipping Down to New York So Fast

ESPN Sunday Conversation: Rivera Talks About a Pinstriped Pap

ESPN's Bob Holzman: "Jonathan Papelbon said recently that he would be open to someday pitching and closing for the Yankees. What would you think of that?

Mariano Rivera: (Laughing)... Think he's an interesting guy... he has his own mind, his own decisions, so what I will say is that if he wants to do it, he has to wait for me to retire and then, I think he has a shot at that. Besides that, he don't have a shot at that."
-- 6.28.09, ESPN's Sunday conversation

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