Mariano Rivera: Not Zen

Mariano Rivera is arguably the greatest relief pitcher who ever lived, and he is inarguably a deeply devout Christian. In a profile on the occasion of his recent retirement, though, The New York Times absolutely twists itself into knots to avoid using the word “Christian.” GetReligion takes note: [From the NYT story:] In the high-stress vocation of ninth-inning pitching dominated by More …