Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 8/4/13

The farewell tour continued for New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera in San Diego on Friday.Before the game, the Padres enlisted the help of former closer Trevor Hoffman, who presented Rivera with a customized Yankees beach cruiser bicycle, so he could "live the San Diego lifestyle" upon his retirement.The gesture garnered a nice round of applause from the crowd at Petco Park.The Padres gifted four additional bikes for Rivera's family, as well.Rivera, who is baseball's all-time saves leader, has already been showered with plenty of retirement gifts this season by opposing clubs. The Minnesota Twins presented him with a rocking chair made from broken bats, the Oakland Athletics gave him a surfboard, and the Cleveland Indians presented him with a personalized gold record of Metallica's "Enter Sandman," which has been Rivera's entrance music for years.The biggest tribute for Rivera is yet to come, though. The Yankees are planning to pay homage to one of their greatest pitchers in franchise history in late-September at Yankee Stadium.Via MLB Cut4

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