2. But for Rivera’s retirement ceremony today at Yankee Stadium, nothing less than the real deal would do.
3. So Rivera was played in from the bullpen before the game by none other than Metallica.
The Pinstriped Bible
And here’s Metallica.
6. The band, which hails from San Francisco, even left Rivera a personalized parting gift.
San Francisco Giants
#SFGiants present Mariano Rivera a custom guitar designed by Kirk Hammett of @Metallica autographed by Willie Mays
7. The sellout crowd of 49,197 was ecstatic from the get-go.
Yankee Stadium chanting “Mariano”
8. OK, maybe not this guy.
New York Yankees
Mo thanks the fans. #ExitSandman