Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Mariano Rivera greets soccer players from AC Milan and Real Madrid at Yankee Stadium

"Mariano Rivera greets Massimo Ambrosini #23 of A.C. Milan and Iker Casillas #1 of Real Madrid after the coin toss before their match at Yankee Stadium on August 8, 2012," getty
  • Rivera said he always thought soccer was his number 1 game, baseball #2:
11/22/11, "Rivera was in town on Monday evening to speak at the Ridgefield Friends of Best Buddies fundraising event....
The highlight of the evening was the light-hearted question-and-answer period between Rivera and the kids in the audience.

...Here are a few of the questions and Rivera's responses:

What is your second-best sport?

"Baseball," Rivera said with a laugh. "My best? Soccer. I always thought soccer was my main sport, and baseball came second.""

11/22/11, "Yankees' Rivera a big hit at Ridgefield charity event," NewsTimes.com, Richard Gregory, photos GreenwichTime.com

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Earlier, Rivera greets soccer players on day before their 7/22/12 match at Yankee Stadium

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