Mariano plays “Santa Man.”
Today, Yankees legend Mariano Rivera presided over DICK’S Sporting Goods’ (DSG) giant “Gift Locker” in Flatiron Plaza, NYC, where free gifts were (and continue to be) distributed every ten minutes from 9 a.m. ET to 5:00 p.m. ET. Rivera famously received gifts from opposing teams during his farewell season with the Bronx Bombers, and was eager to return the favor to New York fans as he assumed a new role as “Enter Santa Man.” Mo makes for a spiffy Santa. He also joked that if he could give out gifts to some of his former teammates that he would give Derek Jeter a “female doll so he would have a wife”, Robinson Cano “a piece of paper” to sign and call a contract, Joe Girardi a bottle of hair dye, and Bernie Williams a better guitar.