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Rivera: “If they do something, I’m going to enjoy”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 07, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Mariano Rivera retirement tour is pulling out of Detroit and heading for Cleveland. Today, Rivera was presented a plaque from Tigers manager Jim Leyland. The plaque had pictures of Rivera pitching in Comerica Park and old Tiger Stadium, along with bottles of dirt from each stadium.

“When you’re old, you’ve pitched like that,” Rivera said. “Old Tigers. New Tigers.”

This sort of thing is expected throughout the American League as Rivera makes his final stop in each city. Along the way, Rivera is planning to meet with local fans and stadium workers who have been affiliated with the game for a long time. Yesterday, Rivera said, he met with a long-time Tigers season ticket holder, a man who’s worked for the grounds crew for more than 40 years, and a local member of the military.

“Along the way, we want to do a little bit more with the people that work, the people that no one sees,” Rivera said. “Those are the people that I want to reach. The fans will be there, but these are people that you never see but they keep the place clean and do their job. Those are the ones that I want to say, thank you.”

As for all of the gifts coming his way, Rivera joked that he’s going to have to build a place to keep everything.

“I’m going to enjoy,” he said. “It’s going to be the last one, so I’m going to respect everybody that’s going to do something or try to do something. I didn’t ask for anything, but I feel, if they do something, I’m going to enjoy.”

Associated Press photo

 
 

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17 Responses to “Rivera: “If they do something, I’m going to enjoy””

  1. UnKnown April 7th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    G.O.A.T

  2. blake April 7th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Cards hammered Cain…,not the best day for aces…. Besides CC

  3. UnKnown April 7th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Not a good day at all for Aces. I think CC might have been the only one to dominate.

    Warm, Cold, Rain, or Shine the guy is a Stud. That’s what you need.

  4. tucker April 7th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Cc typically lays an egg in his first start and comes back strong for the second …

    Little sad to see the Mo farewells start already …

  5. ZachA April 7th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Runs scored on the season:

    NYY- 24
    DET- 24
    STL- 23
    TOR- 22
    CHI- 22
    LAA- 21
    WAS- 21
    TEX- 20
    HOU- 17
    MIL- 15
    MIA- 14
    SD- 13
    CHC- 13
    SF- 12
    LAD- 11
    PIT- 6

    See what one game can do?

  6. Rich in NJ April 7th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Yay win!

  7. Doreen April 7th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Zach A -

    pretty funny, that. :)

  8. 4TrainNorth April 7th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    CC was the shiz today. I love that he’s a Yankee.

  9. Bo knows April 7th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Bird and Bichette with HRs today.

  10. Rich in NJ April 7th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Today

    FF 90.89 92.47
    SI 91.22 92.41

    First Start

    FF 90.62 92.37
    SI 90.12 90.84

    Better velo on CC’s sinker. Good to see.

  11. tucker April 7th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    NYY- 24
    DET- 24
    STL- 23
    TOR- 22
    CHI- 22
    LAA- 21
    WAS- 21
    TEX- 20
    HOU- 17
    MIL- 15
    MIA- 14
    SD- 13
    CHC- 13
    SF- 12
    LAD- 11
    PIT- 6
    Xxxxxx

    Considering the Red Sox scored 13 runs today and several games are in progress, this is not an apples to apples list …

  12. Benny Blanco April 7th, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Swisher should be fed a heavy diet of off speed pitches.

  13. mick April 7th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Sweeny Murti ? @YankeesWFAN

    Hair today, gone tomorrow “@BryanHoch: Joba Chamberlain has shaved his mustache. He said, “It wasn’t doing us any good.””
    ============
    Good.

  14. Doreen April 7th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    So today is a good day on another level! LOL

  15. Tar April 7th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    “NYY- 24
    DET- 24
    STL- 23
    TOR- 22
    CHI- 22
    LAA- 21
    WAS- 21

    See what one game can do?”

    ZachA

    Did you start the list at number 20 and work your way down? What can one game do?

  16. tucker April 7th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    The force is with Joba again … Or at least he lost the ugly stache … When Giambi did it, it was an original. Joba looked like the WB Mason guy

  17. mick April 7th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    We used to win 2 of 3 now we win 1 of 3. Not much of a difference…

    3 of 4 in Cleve would get us to .500….I take that.


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