Mariano Rivera always enters late in the game. His bobblehead doll is going to do the same thing.
The New York Yankees are being 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.
The Yankees hope the figurines will arrive in time to be handed out as fans are leaving Yankee Stadium.
The promotion comes on the opening night of the Yankees' final three-game home series of the regular season.
Rivera said before the start of the season that 2013 would be his last as a player. The team retired Rivera's number in a 50-minute ceremony Sunday.