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As New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera continues his farewell tour across the Major League Baseball, he decided to pay his respect one member of the Oakland Athletics organization.
Oakland A's mailroom employee Julie Vasconcellos (who have worked from the A's for 20 years) got a special surprise from Mariano as he delivered a pizza to her.
Below is the video of the exchange and if you weren't a fan of Mariano before, you might be now:
(Courtesy of Big League Stew)
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During visits to opposing ballparks around the country, New York Yankees legendary closer Mariano Rivera, who will retire at season’s end, is seeking out “unsung heroes” who toil endlessly behind the scenes and whose efforts are rarely noticed but integral to the operation of MLB franchises. The latest stop on the “Mariano Rivera Farewell Tour” [...]The post Mariano Rivera...
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