In the baseball world whatever Mariano Rivera wants, Mariano Rivera gets. So when Mariano Rivera revealed his latest idea during the 19th annual Lou Gehrig Sports Awards Benefit Dinner, it sounded like the most brilliant idea of all time for the Yankees franchise.
Rivera suggested that the New York Yankees should play an exhibition game in his home country of Panama and he explained that it could happen as early as 2014.
“We’re trying to make it happen, but right now, it is not confirmed,” Rivera said. “Hopefully it will happen quickly, because we want to do it. I want to bring them back to my country and give the people in Panama a great time with the Yankees. So hopefully we can do it.”