Mets honor Mariano Rivera with gifts, self-deprecating humor

The Mets presented retiring Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with three gifts prior to his final game in Queens: a mounted hose nozzle from an FDNY truck, an authentic FDNY call box, and an opportunity to throw out the night’s ceremonial first pitch.

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COO Jeff Wilpon also offered this quip to Rivera, who responded with a laugh: “I wish we could see you in the World Series,” Wilpon said, “but I’m not sure that’s going to happen.”

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