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We don't like to write about New York often, but this caught our attention. Earlier this month on LAist, some of our New York readers got into a pretty heated debate about which closer was better, Mariano Rivera or Eric Gagne. Well, on Saturday, Rivera proved he was human, ending his 23-game save streak (23 -- not quite 84) after giving up a walk-off 2-run homer to Boston's Bill Mueller.

The blown save was anathema to the alternate reality in which Yankee fans reside. A big game, a clutch situation, a prior brawl with their biggest rival on national television, and Rivera... choked.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers have won 17 of their last 20 games and are the hottest team in baseball.