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.
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