Metallica Rocks The Bronx For Mariano Rivera's Yankee Stadium Sendoff
The Yankees held a pregame celebration today in honor of P Mariano Rivera's final regular-season home game, and Metallica "showed up to perform Rivera’s signature entrance song, 'Enter Sandman,' live from the bullpen." Rivera’s jersey was "officially retired by the Yankees" and N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg "named the day in his honor" (USATODAY.com, 9/22). Pregame ceremonies also featured the unveiling of a Jackie Robinson plaque in Monument Park, with Robinson's family in attendance. The Yankees presented Rivera with a $100,000 check to the Mariano Rivera Foundation (TWITTER.com, 9/22).