Yesterday I called the Yankees an old broken down Cadillac.
Last night, they showed why that Caddy is all class.
Mariano Rivera said goodbye to Yankee Stadium last night with hugs, tears, cheers and a tip of the cap.
The greatest closer in the history of baseball made an emotional exit in his final appearance at Yankee Stadium when longtime teammates Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came to the mound to remove him with 2 outs in the 9th inning of last night’s 4-0 loss to Tampa Bay.
The sellout crowd of 48,675 cheerd and some cried along with an overcome Rivera, who sobbed as he buried his head on the shoulder of Pettitte, who by the way is also retiring when the season ends Sunday.
Yanks manager Joe Girardi, who caught Rivera during his playing days, played it perfectly.
What better way to send off Rivera?
I can’t think of one that could top it.