Posted June 12, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Posing as a pizza delivery man, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera surprised longtime Athletics employee Julie Vasconcellos by visiting her in the mail room where she has worked going on 25 years. Rivera carried in a pizza box and brought Vasconcellos to tears as he thanked her for her 2 1/2 decades of hard work behind the scenes. The 43-year-old Rivera says this is the most creative display of appreciation yet during his farewell tour before he heads into retirement after his 19th major league season. He's doing similar things in each city, saying, ''Oh, I love it.'' Rivera, in his gray Yankees uniform before Wednesday night's game against the A's, entered the room where Vasconcellos works as A's personnel told her she had a new trainee on her hands.
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