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.