Bleacher Report- Adding an extra letter to a sign was an easy way to pay tribute to a baseball legend. River Avenue runs right past Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Given that former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera is the greatest closer in baseball history, it made sense to just throw on an “a” to the street sign. Rivera racked up 652 saves over 19 seasons with the Yankees, so it’s only fitting that the street right outside of the stadium was renamed in his honor.

I’ve always been conflicted on renaming things after players after they retire..until now. Of all the Yankee greats there ever have been or ever will be, Mariano is probably the greatest human being among them all. That includes Derek Jeter who is probably taken over the spot of ‘Favorite Yankee’ from Don Mattingly in my heart. All the way from Ruth to DiMaggio to Mantle to Jeets himself, there will never be a better dude that Mo. No booze, no drugs, no scandalous chicks. Just his wife, his Jesus and his cutter. Never will there be a better closer and he deserves to have that street named after him and more. (Please come back Mo, you still got it!)

-Jesse

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