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Sick Send Off For Mariano Rivera

So the Yankees are going all out with Mariano’s sendoff.  I’m still betting Rivera decides to give it another year. Mariano-Rivera1 Anyhow, all the former Yankees are there for the tribute including Joe Torre, Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada, Tino Martinez, Hideki Matsui, and Paul O’Neiil.  Metallica just played “Enter Sandman” live for Mariano to take the field.  The sendoff is so impressive that Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada have their phones out and are recording it.  Mariano is being showered with all types of gifts.  He was also just presented a check for $100,000 to the Mariano Rivera foundation… in an awkward fashion as the man presenting the check did not appear to want to give it up…  looked kind of like a tug of war.  Mariano’s speech included an homage to George Steinbrennar as well as Jackie Robinson for leading the way.  “When this career is over, noone will ever wear #42 again.”  The whole ceremony has taken 45+ minutes and was very moving.  And, oh yeah, BTW… I’ll bet he pitches next year.  Regardkess, classy sendoff for the classiest of men.

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