Found September 25, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
In a nightmare season that has seen everything has gone wrong for the New York Yankees it continued to go wrong on a special night for the team’s star. Tuesday was Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Night at Yankee Stadium and fans showed up in droves to acquire this tribute to the certain Hall of Famer. Only problem is that the bobleheads didn’t show up. The bobbleheads were coming from Seattle, but there was a train issue in Chicago that slowed down the transportation of the memorabilia. The shipment was scheduled to arrive hours before the game, but the truck carrying them suffered a hydraulic problem causing them to be late. @RiverAveBlues it's starting to get really packed by the Babe Ruth Plaza — Andrew Harts (@AndrewHarts) September 24, 2013 The first 18,000 fans to enter Yankee Stadium were to receive a Mariano Rivera bobblehead, but near game time the precious collectibles were no where to be found. When the Yankees finally were forced to open the ga...

Mariano Rivera makes emotional exit from mound in final Yankee Stadium appearance (Video)

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was overwhelmed with emotion as teammates Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter were sent out to the mound by manager Joe Girardi to remove him from Thursday's game, his final game at Yankee Stadium, with two outs in the ninth inning. Rivera began crying as he gave Pettitte and Jeter big hugs on the pitcher's mound before heading back to...

Report: Hard Rock Café Retiring ‘Enter Sandman’ From All Restaurants Except Yankee Stadium to Honor Mariano Rivera

The Mariano Rivera goodbye tour is heavy into fatigue territory, but the Hard Rock Café may actually be helping fans sick of the long farewell with its recent announcement. The chain says it is retiring “Enter Sandman” from all its restaurants except the Yankee Stadium location in honor of Rivera, Darren Rovell of ESPN reports. The move is meant to honor “one of the greatest...

Rivera's bobblehead arrives late

Mariano Rivera always enters late in the game. His bobblehead doll did the same thing. The New York Yankees were forced to hand out vouchers for the giveaway honoring the career saves leader to the first 18,000 fans who arrived for Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays because of a transportation issue. A public address announcement in the bottom of the third inning...

Touching MO-ment As Rivera Leaves Yankee Stadium Mound For Last Time

There was not a dry eye in The Bronx tonight, including those of legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. I hope that this isn’t news to any of you, but Rivera is retiring at the end of this season. Tonight was the last time that Mariano Rivera will ever pitch in Yankee Stadium. There was a very touching moment with two outs in the top of the 9th inning today when Rivera was pulled...

Mariano Rivera’s Final Exit Is The Goose Bumpiest Baseball Moment Of The Year

The New York Yankees may not have made the playoffs, but they did wind up with one of the biggest stories of the year in the farewell tour of their longtime closer and one of Major League Baseball’s true gentleman superstars, Mariano Rivera. It all came to a head last night with the Tampa Bay Rays, still in the thick of the American League’s Wild Card race, defeating the Yankees...

Yankees Game 159: Mariano Rivera’s Bronx farewell

(Al Bello/Getty Images) Tampa Bay Rays 4 — New York Yankees 0   In Mariano Rivera‘s final appearance in Yankee Stadium, the Yankees lose 4-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays. Ivan Nova started tonight’s game and the first run came in the fourth inning. Evan Longoria hit a run-scoring single. Delmon Young would hit a home run to deep left center to give the Rays another run. In seven...

Halladay on Rivera: “What he did for me was unbelievable”

Mo leaves the game still pitching at a high level. (Photo: Brandon Steiner) Roy Halladay isn’t a man of many words. But in this Sports Illustrated article about Mariano Rivera written by Tom Verducci, Halladay says a meeting with Rivera at an All-Star Game event changed his career. The piece contains quotes from various people around baseball as they pay their respects to a legend...

Yankees Fans Stand In Line For Mariano Bobblehead, Get Vouchers Instead

I thought Yankees fans were supposed to be ‘too cool’ to do something this dorky. Apparently that’s anything but the case, as large crowds of fans came to the stadium well in advance all to be part of the first 18,000 in attendance to get a free Mariano Rivera bobblehead. Understandably, people go crazy for all things Mo related, especially with his retirement (standing...

Mankind Gets Small Taste of Dystopian Future On Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Night

(Photo by@IamMapes) It's not a matter of if, but when. There will come a day, a day like any other, when the society you know, the civilization that has been going strong for thousands of years, grinds to a halt. It could be peak oil, it could be food shortages, or, as the Yankees showed us last night, it could be a lack of promotional bobbleheads.  And on that day,...

Mariano Rivera’s Emotional Farewell From Yankee Stadium

Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came to collect Mariano Rivera from the Yankees’ Stadium mound on Sunday and an entire generation of Yankees’ fans watched their childhood walk off the field. Suffice it to say, based on Rivera’s farewell tour, all of Major League Baseball has  an extraordinary appreciation for a player who generally appears in one inning per game every few days...

Yanks' Rivera bids goodbye to Bronx

Mariano Rivera said goodbye to Yankee Stadium with hugs, tears and cheers.

Mariano Rivera cries after Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte come out for pitching change (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. There were some truly special scenes at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night as Mariano Rivera made his final career pitching appearance in the Bronx. Rivera entered the game with runners on first and second and New York trailing the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 in the top of the eighth. […]

Derek Jeter & Andy Pettitte Come to Mound to get Mariano Rivera One Last Time (Video)

  A night to remember in the Bronx as the legend himself, Mariano Rivera bid goodbye to the Bronx. The top of the 9th came and Mariano was on the mound with two outs, when two familiar faces greeted him on the mound. The moment summed up every memory that has transpired over the course of almost 20 years of Yankee history. Good bye to the Sandman.

Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte give Mariano Rivera final hook at Yankee Stadium

Pitching his last game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, Mariano Rivera got the final pitching change from longtime teammates Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter. Special moment. Mo on Pettitte and Jeter coming out: “I needed them there. And they were there.” — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 27, 2013 Two things: 1) I've always respected the...

Todd Helton 17 Year Career Coming To An End

Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettite are getting all the headlines as both Yankee greats are retiring at the end of the season, but they are not the only big names retiring. The best player so far in Colorado Rockies history Todd Helton is also retiring. You wouldn’t know that this was his final season if […]
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