Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Rivera meets with Texas Rangers ballpark workers before game


7/23/13, "Classy Rivera meets with Rangers workers," Fox Sports Southwest, Anthony Andro

"At Rangers Ballpark, the lucky recipients of the visit were members of the complex grounds crew, a mechanic and the workers in charge of keeping all the televisions in the park working. The only female worker- Kaley Dollar – is a huge Rivera fan. She even wrote a high school paper about him.
Rivera spent 30 minutes with approximately 20 of them, answering questions in both English and Spanish, posing for pictures, giving them autographed baseballs and thanking them for what they do....

"Allow me to say thank you for what you guys do," Rivera said. "I wanted to do something different and I wanted to make sure I said thanks to those we never see or we don't interact too much. It has been wonderful."

Rivera answered questions ranging from what was his first game like to who influenced him the most in baseball to what his post-playing plans are to why he enters games to Metallica's "Enter Sandman?"
As for that?
"I didn't choose the song," Rivera said. "It would have been the last music I choose. I kept it because the fans like it."
While Rivera is honoring stadium workers, he continues to get honored at parks. Thursday the Rangers will honor him in a ceremony that includes Joe Nathan and former Rangers and Yankees closer John Wetteland." Texas Rangers, Kelly Gavin

7/22 or 7/23/13, Rivera signs for fans in Texas, photo USA Today Sports, Cowsert


"Inside Pitch: "Mariano Rivera had lunch with the Panama national soccer team Tuesday in Dallas. Panama is playing Mexico in the Gold Cup semifinals at Cowboys Stadium on Wednesday." (end of article)

7/24/13, "Yankees’ Nunez Sets Up A Rare Comeback Win," NY Times, Waldstein


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