Monday, December 23, 2013
Mariano Rivera in Connecticut at Ridgefield High
12/21/13, "Yankees legend Mariano Rivera lends a hand in Ridgefield
," newstimes.com, (Danbury, Ct.) John Nestor
"The event was held as a fundraiser for both Rivera's church, Refugio de Esperanza
, in New Rochelle, NY and Tiger Hollow Inc., which is raising funds to put lights up at Tiger Hollow II, Guido Maiolo Field
Rivera went on to talk about what an honor it was to be the last
player to wear No. 42 and say his greatest honor as a ball player was to
be able to put on the Yankee uniform every day. He also said his
childhood sports hero was the great Pele and that he loved soccer as
Thee were a number of lighter moments too like when Rivera gave credit to Edgar Martinez
as the toughest batter he faced when asked by a young fan who was the most feared hitter he went up against.
"First I have to say there was no fear for any hitter," Rivera joked.
"But Edgar Martinez, he was tough. I just couldn't get him out and
later in his career I was just
thinking `god, get him out of here."
Rivera also said Yogi Berra
was his Yankee hero and he cherished the time he got to spend with him and that he may like to coach in the minors some day....
"We are trying to get the lights built
by next fall since this field is
used by the high school as well as the youth programs who would also
really benefit," Tiger Hollow president John Pavain
said. "We need to raise approximately an additional $175,000 and today
will really help us get there and we couldn't thank Mariano enough."...photo by Lisa Weir, News Times
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
2013 NY Yankee Christmas Holiday Greeting video features scenes of Pettitte, Jeter and Rivera
12/17/13, New York Yankees Video Holiday Greeting features 2013 scenes of Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera
, via RealMichaelKay Michael Kay
"You have got to check this out. Very cool. Well done: Happy Holidays from the Yankees http://t.co/ydERN3qmOr
David Lennon ✔
"No singing, but fun nonetheless RT @RealMichaelKay
: Happy Holidays from the Yankees http://atmlb.com/ZDObB4
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Mariano Rivera gets his street, NY City Council votes to rename River Ave. Rivera Ave.
12/10/13, "Mariano Rivera gets his street,"
NY Post, Beth DeFalco, George A. King III
|9/18/13 NY Post front page|
"The City Council went to bat for Mariano Rivera
Tuesday with a vote
to name a street outside Yankee Stadium in recognition of the Yankees’
“It’s an honor to have a street named after me,” Rivera told The Post afterwards.
“I have a lot of great memories driving down that street. My family and I are extremely grateful for this.”
Rivera, a future Hall-of-Famer and baseball’s all-time saves leader, retired this year after 19 years in pinstripes.
Council member Maria del Carmen Arroyo thanked The Post, which led the campaign
to put up Rivera’s name in front of the stadium.
It’s unusual to name a street after someone who is still alive. But
Arroyo said she pushed the honor because Rivera is such a big hit with
her constituents, who demanded recognition for the retiring pitcher.
The vote was 47-0, with two abstentions, Jessica Lappin (D-Man.) and Peter Vallone (D-Queens).
Bronx Bombers fan Thomas Ferrera persuaded Arroyo, whose district includes Yankee Stadium, to file the paperwork.
Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant in Midtown also got in on the action,
holding a petition drive to encourage the Council to approve the bill.
In September, The Post featured a picture of die-hard fan Nicole
Saulter, who took matters into her own hands by sticking a makeshift “A”
to River Street across from the stadium, changing the sign to “Rivera
“It wasn’t happening quickly enough,” Saulter said. “I didn’t realize it takes so many steps.”
The renaming of River Ave. and 161st Street could take up to three months."
12/11/13, "Street Outside Yankee Stadium To Be Renamed After Mariano Rivera
"The City Council voted Tuesday to co-name one block of River Avenue
after him. The block, which will be renamed Rivera Ave.
, is right outside Yankee Stadium.
Traditionally, a city street can only be co-named after someone who is deceased. But exceptions can be made
Monday, December 09, 2013
Mariano Rivera and Ivan Nova meet and greet at Lord & Taylor in Manhattan, Thurs., Dec. 12, 6-8pm
12/9/13, "Meet Mariano Rivera, Tory Burch sample sale
," Long Island Newsday Shop Talk
Meet Yankees alum Mariano
Rivera and pitcher Ivan Nova, 6-8 p.m., at Lord & Taylor in
. Get a Rivera autograph with any $75 purchase, a Nova
autograph with a $75 men's apparel purchase. Then see Sports Illustrated
model Hannah Davis for a photo op (one autograph/photo per person,
within time allotted); 424 Fifth Ave.; 212-391-3344."
Mariano Rivera visits Harman NYC flagship store
12/8/13, "Yankees Rivera visits Harman's NYC flagship store,
" dealerscope, N. Klosek
"It was Mariano Rivera
Day Saturday at the recently opened Harman flagship store in Midtown
Manhattan in New York City, where the former Yankee reliever and future
Hall of Famer
-also a JBL brand ambassador -appeared to sign
autographs, accept a presentation of a special
“Fan MO-saic” created
from thousands of fans’ Instagram photos,
and celebrate the impending
installation at the Refugio de Esperanza Church in Westchester, where he
is a member, of a JBL professional sound system as part of the church’s
restoration and renovation.
of admirers who learned of the event through social media and local
radio outreaches queued up outside the store as early as 7 a.m. in
freezing temperatures, and were served coffee and doughnuts as they
waited for the meet and greet, according to Ralph Santana, chief
marketing office for Harman International, who presented Rivera with the
inside, fans were encouraged to Instagram a photo of an area of the
Harman store, which, when tagged, would automatically enter them in a
contest for a chance to win one of 42 limited-edition Mariano Rivera JBL
Synchros S700 headphones featuring his Number 42, signature and the
also met with and presented autographed headphones to 10 VIP winners of
an earlier Instagram contest, for which fans submitted favorite photos
which then were organized into the 3,400 “photo tiles” comprising the
mosaic, said Dave Spinato, global director of digital and social media
"Harman store manager
Jamie Feuss explains the JBL Pulse wireless Bluetooth speaker system to Mariano Rivera during a store tour," images via dealerscope
World Series wins made Torre a celebrity
12/9/13, "Torre Enters Hall as a Winner and Credits the Effort
," NY Times, Kepner
"The World Series victories made Torre a celebrity. He attracted famous
friends, like Billy Crystal
. Coaches from other sports, like Bill
Belichick, would drop by to watch the Yankees practice. Torre endorsed
sunglasses and insurance and green tea, and has used his platform for a
painful and personal cause, helping victims of domestic abuse."...
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Rivera in Santa hat
12/4/13, "Mariano Rivera’s gift suggestion for Derek Jeter is a life-size female doll,
" NY Daily News, Bill Hutchinson
"Rivera put on his Santa Claus hat
Wednesday at a sporting goods store in the Flatiron District."...image NY Daily News
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Rivera and George Bush at the White House, May 4, 2001 for 2000 World Series visit
5/4/2001, Mariano Rivera, Yankees and George Bush
at the White House for 2000 World Series visit