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Mariano Rivera says there is "no chance" he'll play when the Yankees play two exhibition games in Panama, according to the New York Daily News.

He also said he was "feeling a little bit down" that the Yankees didn't make the trip while he was still playing.

"I would love to participate and compete [in Panama] while I was playing with the Yankees," he said. "I would love my people to see me play down there in Panama."
Posted by: Patrick's Joey Nowak reports that the Yankees have announced that they will play two exhibition games against the Marlins in Panama, in honor of Mariano Rivera.

Calling the two game stretch the Legends Series, the teams will play March 15-16 in Panama City at Rod Carew Stadium.
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This is not Mariano Rivera related, but we would be remiss if we did not mention that Derek Jeter has announced that 2014 will be his final season. He posted a letter on his Facebook page explaining the decision.

When I reflected on Mariano Rivera's retirement, I mentioned that Derek Jeter was always my favorite player. I've always joked that when Jeter retired, that would be the end of my childhood.

What a tremendous career, what a tremendous example that he, like Mr. Rivera, set for others to follow. Congratulations Mr. Jeter and may you have a great, successful 2014 season.
Posted by: Patrick's Bryan Hoch reports that Mariano Rivera, as well as teammate Andy Pettitte, were presented the "Toast of the Town" award by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA). They were introduced by Joe Torre and Gene Michael.

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The New York Daily News reports that Mariano Rivera received one write-in vote last month when New Yorkers headed to the polls to vote for their next mayor.
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Fan-led efforts to rename River Ave., a street outside Yankee Stadium, to Rivera Ave., in honor of Mariano Rivera, led to a City Council vote on Tuesday, considering the measure. According to the Post, the vote was 47-0 in favor with 2 abstentions.

As such, the one block stretch of the road near Yankee Stadium will officially be renamed to Rivera Ave.

"It's an honor to have a street named after me," Rivera told the Post. "I have a lot of great memories driving down that street. My family and I are extremely grateful for this."
Posted by: Patrick's Mark Newman reports from the March of Dimes 30th Anniversary Sports Luncheon. During the event, the organization presented Mariano Rivera with the Sportsman of the Year Award. Joe Torre introduced him.

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Thank you for visiting

With Hanukkah beginning last night, we are now entering the winter holidays. Soon enough, we'll be at the end of the year.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a happy holiday season and a happy, healthy and successful 2014.

Here at, it was a bittersweet year. On one hand, Mariano Rivera's playing career has come to an end. On the other hand, he ended it in a wonderful, dignified, storybook way. It was an incredible season of mixed emotions for fans of Mo. But we can only be thankful that he was given the opportunity to come back, after his injury, and finish his career on his own terms.

I am thankful for everyone who has supported From David, who writes with me, to regular, loyal readers. Thank you for your kindness and support.

Happy Holidays!

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Kenny DeJohn of Bleacher Report has an article about Mariano Rivera's November 21st appearance at the corner of East 4th Street and Broadway in New York, sponsored by New Era.

The company held the event in honor of their limited edition Mariano Rivera cap, which was released at 2 PM at their store in New York City. Only 42 were produced. Check out a picture below, care of New Era's Paul Murphy, as well as high quality photos at Freshness (shared by Murphy on Twitter).

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Mariano Rivera is throwing his support behind Alex Rodriguez, saying that he believes the Yankees third baseman, who has maintained his innocence.

"If he tells me something, I'm going to believe him. Definitely," Rivera said. "But again, that's me. He's my friend, and if he tells me something I'm going to believe him.
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