The Yankees held an outstanding ceremony before today’s game to honor Mariano Rivera. I was surprised to see so many of Rivera’s past teammates in attendance. I was even more surprised to see that Metallica was in attendance to perform Enter Sandman. Rivera was showered with tons of gifts and love. Fellow retiree Andy Pettitte started and was excellent. Rivera pitched 1 2/3 innings. However, the Yankees lost a tough game. Hopes of a playoff berth look bleak.
I have been a New York Yankees fan for my entire life. I have collected baseball cards for over 20 years. I did take a brief hiatus from 1996 to 2004. Nine years is brief, right? I prefer cards made after 2004. I also prefer cards that measure 2.5 in. by 3.5 in. I also have a thing against baseball cards that don't feature a baseball player. I collect all teams and players, even the Red Sox.