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Yankees to play exhibition games in Panama to honor Mariano Rivera

Nov 12, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

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This is pretty cool.

Mariano Rivera has talked about wanting the Yankees to play an exhibition game in his hometown of Panama City, Panama and now it’s happening.

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees will play two exhibition games against the Marlins in Panama on March 15 and March 16.

Should be a great scene, with Rivera no doubt being part of the festivities. And maybe Yankees manager Joe Girardi can give him a last-minute “come out of retirement, please” sales pitch.

  1. amaninwhite - Nov 12, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Or at the very least, a “come out of retirement for two games” sales pitch.

  2. losangelesfan - Nov 12, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    I hope Rivera plays in the outfield.

  3. barrypiatoff - Nov 12, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Reblogged this on The Second Time Around and commented:
    Anything for Mariano!

  4. danglickman - Nov 12, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Reblogged this on The Baseball Continuum and commented:
    This is both classy and, of course, plays into my fascination with International Baseball.

  5. pandaaa69 - Nov 13, 2013 at 2:43 AM

    They should all blow him as well

  6. angfor - Nov 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    They should build a shrine for him and crown him, “God of relief pitchers” while they are at it.

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