Enter Sandman

Mariano Rivera #42 (L) of the New York Yankees shakes the hand of former Yankees manager Joe Torre. (Photo by Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images)

Mo Rivera Apologizes To Astros Fans For Skipping Final Series

“I want to keep that memory of mine,” Rivera told the crowd of 40,542, second largest of the season at Minute Maid Park behind Opening Day. “For that, I apologize. You guys deserved more, but I’m being a little selfish.”

09/30/2013

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

A Moment To Remember: Mo Rivera Takes Solo Bow In Final ASG Appearance

Quiet, reserved and understated during nearly a quarter-century in a sport that took him from Panama to the pantheon of pinstriped pitchers, Rivera was honored with that rarest of baseball tributes — a solo bow.

07/17/2013

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Rivera Pitches A Perfect Eighth Inning, Earns All-Star Game MVP Award

As Rivera finished warming up in bullpen, “Enter Sandman” began to play over the PA system at Citi Field.

07/16/2013

Mariano Rivera (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Report: Citi Field Will Play ‘Enter Sandman’ For Rivera At All-Star Game

When legendary closer Mariano Rivera enters the game — whenever that will be — he will be accompanied by Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” baseball sources told FOX Sports.

07/16/2013

Shea Stadium is shown during the Opening Day game between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals at Shea Stadium on April 3, 2006 in Flushing. The Mets won 3-2. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Kallet: Amid Another Lost Mets Season, A Look Back To Happier Times — Opening Day 2006

In light of Monday’s brutal loss, I couldn’t help but think back to the good old days — when the organization had a plethora of talent and the sky seemed to be the limit. It wasn’t 25 years ago, although it feels like it might as well have been.

09/04/2012

Mariano Rivera

Schmeelk: It Wasn’t Supposed To Happen This Way, Not For Mo

It’s easy to list the numbers and stats that detail Mariano Rivera’s greatness. It’s quite another to have witnessed it firsthand as cutter after cutter broke bat after bat and made the best hitters look helpless for 15 years.

05/04/2012

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Keidel: A Grand For The Grand Mariano Rivera

Much is made (if not overplayed) about the Core Four. It’s a charming tale of friendship and good fortune. But the Yankees could easily have won their titles without any one member of the quartet. Except Mariano Rivera.

WFAN–05/26/2011