Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/4/13
The San Diego Padres were the latest stop on Mariano Rivera’s farewell tour, and the Yankees closer received another gift to add to his ever-growing collection Friday night. With Rivera already amassing a chair made out of broken bats, a plane dedicated in his honor and a custom surfboard, the Padres were faced with the tough task of living up to the impressive gifts he’s already received, but San Diego had a secret weapon. Prior to the series opener, former Padres closer Trevor Hoffman, whose save record Rivera broke in 2011, presented the 43-year-old with a customized Yankees beach cruiser bicycle on behalf of the entire Padres organization, so he could “live the San Diego lifestyle.” The Padres also included four additional bikes for Rivera’s family. The two greatest closers of all-time gathered at home plate before Rivera’s first and final trip to Petco Park.  Check out a photo of the presentation below. Filed under: Anna Fogel, Headlines, MLB, NESN Nation, New York Yankees

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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