By Jason Klein
Originally Written For The Official Steiner Sports Blog – 2/1/11
Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” might not be playing, but everyone will know when Mariano Rivera enters the room.
On Monday, February 7, the greatest closer in the history of baseball will be meeting and greeting fans at the Steiner Sports Corporate Headquarters in New Rochelle, NY. Rivera commands a room just as well as his cut fastball, and will have the lucky audience captivated with his pinstriped stories.
A 5-Time World Series Champion and 10-Time All-Star, Rivera’s legendary career with the Yankees is mind-blowing. At age 41, he has shown no signs of slowing down, and has remained at the top of his craft for over 15 years. He is currently just 42 saves behind Trevor Hoffman on the all-time saves list, a number he could potentially pass in 2011.
During the hour-long event, Rivera plans to recount his past successes and entertain questions from fans. After posing for photos with those in attendance, fans will receive a special limited edition photograph, signed and inscribed specifically for the event. Restricted to just one hundred total people, this unique opportunity to spend time with the future Hall of Famer is not to be missed.
Among the most intimidating pitchers of all-time, Rivera is warm and respectful in person, reinforcing his place in the hearts of Yankees fans.
Raucous crowds welcome him nightly in the Bronx. When the Sandman enters the room on February 7, he will have the audience silent, in awe, hanging on his every word.
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