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Mariano Rivera must feel slighted.
Rivera has received some pretty awesome gifts during his season-long farewell tour, but the Rockies swung from the heels with their gift to Todd Helton.
Helton, who is retiring after 17 seasons with Colorado, was honored on the field at Coors Field prior to the Rockies' game against the Red Sox on Wednesday -- his final game in Colorado. The coolest moment may have been Helton catching the ceremonial first pitch from his daughter, but the strangest moment involved an animal.
The Rockies gave Helton a horse -- yes, an actual horse -- as a going-away present. The horse's name apparently is A Tru Bustamove.
Check out the new four-legged member of the Helton family in the photos below:
Yes the @Rockies gave Todd Helton a horse. No seriously, a living horse -> pic.twitter.com/tJ4Hvb8k7G
-- Joey Maestas (@SportsJoey) September 26, 2013
Fact: The @Rockies ROCK at retirement gifts. They presented #Rockies Todd Helton with a HORSE and a #Rockies saddle: pic.twitter.com/sRvrdCXbUh
-- April Whitzman (@Alleycat17) September 26, 2013
Meet the newest member of the Helton family, A Tru Bustamove. #ThanksTodd pic.twitter.com/fIWXUhaqia
-- Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 26, 2013
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Sitting in section 108 row 10 seat 2 at Coors Field on Wednesday night Dylan Casey a Boston Red Sox fan from Aurora found himself in the right place at the right time. In the second inning on a 1-1 pitch from Red Sox starter Jake Peavy Todd Helton drilled a cut fastball into the right-field seats for the 369th home run of his career.
The ball took some fortuitous hops before Casey...
Perfect…..that is the only word to describe Mariano Rivera‘s final farewell last night at Yankee Stadium as the best closer ever took the mound for the last time in the Bronx.
Nothing written nor spoken can describe this unbelievable sports moment more worthy than actually watching it yourself.
So grab a tissue…and watch Mo one last time.
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It's been that kind of year for the Yankees.
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Video: Trying to one up Mariano Rivera
Mariano Rivera may get his chance to roam center field before he hangs up the cleats for good.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters Tuesday that he would “absolutely” consider letting his closer play an inning in the outfield during the team’s final series of the season in Houston.
Rivera will not have the opportunity to do so in his home ballpark, however. The Yankees...
Sometimes you can’t appreciate something till it is gone. Mariano Rivera is the greatest closer of all time. Plain and Simple. Nobody could do that job better than him.
With tonight being the final game Mo will pitch ever in the great state of New York, we thought it would be nice of us here at the Stache to bid adieu to him one last time.
So with that in mind, here are our favorite...
With Mariano Rivera's career drawing to a close, he has expressed interest in playing an inning in center field. He has expressed interest in the outfield for a long time now, and he has always enjoyed standing out there and shagging balls during batting practice. Manager Joe Girardi said before yesterday's game, he wouldn't necessarily be opposed to the idea.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mariano Rivera said goodbye to Yankee Stadium with hugs, tears and cheers.
Baseball's most acclaimed relief pitcher made an emotional exit in his final appearance in the Yankees' home pinstripes, when captain Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came to the mound to remove him with two outs in the ninth inning of a 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night...
No words are necessary for this video. It has been a pleasure to watch you play the sport of baseball, Mariano Rivera. Thank you. Nice touch having Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte take out their leader.
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YES Network, the screeching of WCBS, plus Tampa Bay's TV and radio call of Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter coming to get Mariano Rivera off the Yankee Stadium mound for that last time. (Interestingly, Alex Rodriguez DNP.)
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Mariano Rivera said goodbye to Yankee Stadium with hugs, tears
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...