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Mariano Rivera backs Aaron Boone as Yankees manager

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Mariano Rivera backs Aaron Boone as Yankees manager

Mariano Rivera backs Aaron Boone as Yankees manager

Mariano Rivera backs Aaron Boone as Yankees manager

Mariano Rivera backs Aaron Boone as Yankees manager

After the tough elimination from the playoffs suffered by the hand of the Boston Red Sox, Yankees rookie manager Aaron Boone is getting a lot of criticism from both the press and the fanbase for his decisions during the ALDS.

However, the legendary closer Mariano Rivera is happy with Boone's performance during his first year as Yankees' manager and says that he's the right person for the job, as he said to Laura Albanese of Newsday:

“I can’t say nothing bad about Boone. He did a great job. An amazing job. He kept his players “motivated, pushing and pushing and pushing. To me, he did an outstanding job, absolutely great job with those guys, and hopefully next year, you give him the help that he needs to get to the next level.

During his first year as a manager, Boone won 100 games and clinched the postseason via Wild Card, and also his Yankees' team broke the all-time home runs record for a team in a single season, hitting 267.