Mariano Rivera may be done pitching but he is still making headlines. The former Yankee and MLB’s all-time saves leader received an award, stepped foot on Rivera Ave. for the first time and was a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
The 44-year old, who retired from baseball after the 2013 season, was presented with his Lifetime Achievement GIBBY (Greatness in Baseball Yearly) Award by MLB.com’s Tim McMaster at Yankee Stadium. He was later outside the stadium, near Babe Ruth Plaza in the Bronx, at the corner of 161st Street and River Ave for the renaming of River Ave to “Rivera Avenue.”
Later that evening Rivera appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to discuss his new book, The Closer. He talked about his faith in God, helping the community and the importance of his teammates. The really interesting part is that, in the book, Rivera talks about Robinson Cano‘s poor work ethic and praises Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, That is a making a huge statement. Especially since it is coming from a life time New York Yankee. The Yankees’ arch rivals are the Red Sox. It should be quite the interesting read. He may not be collecting saves anymore but it is still the “Mo Show” in New York City.