The farewell tour begins

Since this will be the Yankees’ only trip to Detroit this season, the Tigers will hold a ceremony prior to the game to honor Mariano Rivera, who will retire at the end of the 2013 season. The farewell tour has officially begun.

Much like Chipper Jones last year, Rivera will receive gifts and tributes in every city he visits. The gifts will most likely be themed towards each particular city. Fans and teams want to say thank you for playing the game the right way, and to acknowledge his greatness and consistency over his career.

For his career against Detroit, Rivera has amassed 30 saves with a .78 ERA. He has held the Tigers to a .133 batting average, giving up just 26 hits in 57.2 innings. For his career at Tiger Stadium and Comerica Park, Rivera has nine total saves.

Rivera and the Yankees hope to make it save number 10 today.

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Rich Kaufman

Ever since my parents bought me a Paul O'Neill shirt at my first Yankees game back in 1994 I've been a diehard fan. I graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in Communications/Sports Journalism, so writing about the Yankees has always been a passion of mine.

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  • maggie

    There is no apostrophe in “Tigers” in the first sentence. So much for a degree in journalism…

    • okprof

      A good “red pen” comment ruined by unnecessary snark.

      • maggie

        You are right-I apologize for the unnecessary snark. It’s a shame that the teaching of basic grammar is no longer a priority in our schools.

        • sandy

          Just because he made a mistake doesn’t mean he does not know grammar. I bet he still makes spelling errors too. Sometimes people just type and send and don’t always proof.

        • Rich

          Professor Maggie. I wasn’t aware a simple “miss” on my part negates a college degree. Go Yanks!

  • @GScott25

    Ladies and gentlemen – occasionally a very simple grammatical or spelling typo can occur. It happens. Thanks for reading :)