Yanks Preparing For Pair Of Games In Mariano Rivera’s Home Country
New York Yankees
Buy Yankees Tickets
PANAMA CITY (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Bombers are ready for a little vacation.
The New York Yankees are preparing for a pair of exhibition games against the Miami Marlins in the home country of Mariano Rivera, the retired career saves leader.
A fundraising dinner on Friday for Rivera’s foundation and the games Saturday and Sunday at Rod Carew Stadium highlight a weekend that is a tribute to the pitcher, who retired after last season.
Rivera told reporters Thursday night before the Yankees’ split-squad arrived that “I feel like a peacock.”
He said “it was my dream to bring my team and my teammates to enjoy my homeland.”
Appropriately, the Yankees players were wearing Panama hats when they got off their plane.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Rutgers Looking To Cap First Big Ten Season With Win Over UNC In Quick Lane Bowl
- Knicks Barely Put Up A Fight, Fall To 5-26 With Loss To Wizards
- Report: Wright Spoke To Slain NYPD Officer’s Sons For Over 15 Minutes On Phone
- Howie Rose On WFAN: Isles Fans Have Been As Loud This Year As I’ve Ever Heard Them
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)