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07:17 AM ET 09.19 | Part of Mariano Rivera's daily commute to the ballpark when the Yankees are in town could be renamed in his honor. Wednesday's editions of The Post advocated changing River Avenue in The Bronx to Rivera Avenue as a tribute to the Yankees' legendary and future Hall-of-Fame closer, who is retiring after this season. The campaign was fully backed by some of Rivera's most noteworthy teammates. "That would be awesome. I think it should be done," [CC Sabathia] said. "It's fitting." Added [Alex Rodriguez], "Any idea honoring Mo, I am 100 percent behind it. I love the guy." ... Rivera himself weighed in on the renaming idea. "That would be nice," he said. "It's not my decision. I drive on that road every night." Support for the idea has come from people outside of the Yankees organization as well.

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September 19, 2013  08:14 AM ET

By the way - just had to post this little excerpt..... GO RAYS!!!!!!!!! GO CARDS!!!!!!!

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Sports fans are a special breed. People who write letters to newspapers are also a special breed. When these two worlds collide, hilarity can often enuse. That was the case with a Letter to the Editor in Tuesday???s SF Gate. A couple of 49ers fans were so upset about the crowd noise their team had to endure during Sunday???s game in Seattle, they suggested the NFL institute a punishment.

Their solution: ???The visiting team may stop the game when fan noise is greater than a specified decibel level, and should this rule be violated in more than three games, no home games will be played at the offending field for the rest of the season, including playoff games. Things would quiet down.???

Yes, I???m sure the NFL is getting right on that. (Thanks to Brien A., of Olympia, Wash., and Derek Einhaus, of Port Orchard, Wash., for the tip.)

September 19, 2013  08:19 AM ET

He has been a flagship player for NY and NYY's for almost 2 decades.... I think it would be nice if they did it.... but definitely not "required".

September 19, 2013  08:29 AM ET

That would be great and well deserved for his local charity work alone!!!!!!

September 19, 2013  08:35 AM ET
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I think it would be nice if they did it.... but definitely not "required".

Agree completely.

September 19, 2013  09:11 AM ET

It amazes me that fans regard Rivera as a humble guy. Ask Jeter a similar question under the circumstances and guaranteed his reposnse would be my focus is on making the playoffs. Next question.

September 19, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Can't wait until they name an "A-Roid Way"!

September 19, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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It amazes me that fans regard Rivera as a humble guy. Ask Jeter a similar question under the circumstances and guaranteed his reposnse would be my focus is on making the playoffs. Next question.

So - honest answers of "that would be nice" is not humble......?

At least he didn't say "I am the greatest" - ala Rickie Henderson.....

September 19, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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So - honest answers of "that would be nice" is not humble......?At least he didn't say "I am the greatest" - ala Rickie Henderson.....

ahh My point is Rivera is not a humble guy, humble guys don't arrange farewell tours. Doesn't make him a bad guy, just not a humble one. My point is Jeter would never say that or do that.

September 19, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Is it a safe street to walk at night? Or would one need to be saved?

September 19, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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ahh My point is Rivera is not a humble guy, humble guys don't arrange farewell tours. Doesn't make him a bad guy, just not a humble one. My point is Jeter would never say that or do that.

We will see..... it's interesting... someone says they are retiring at the end of the year.... and it's the other people that "honor" him and it's his fault........

Seems a little like pointing the figure at the wrong person.....

September 19, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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Is it a safe street to walk at night? Or would one need to be saved?

They'll line the street with pitching machines that can target an aggressor with a cutter........

September 19, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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We will see..... it's interesting... someone says they are retiring at the end of the year.... and it's the other people that "honor" him and it's his fault........Seems a little like pointing the figure at the wrong person.....

Announcing that you're retiring a year ahead of now seems like an attempt to set up a farewell tour.

September 19, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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We will see..... it's interesting... someone says they are retiring at the end of the year.... and it's the other people that "honor" him and it's his fault........Seems a little like pointing the figure at the wrong person.....

He didn't have to announce before the year began. He's fully embraced the process. Helton did it the classy way, end of season just before final homestand so the home town fans could say so long. Many do it just that way. I'd be stunned if Jeter followed Rivera's lead.

September 19, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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Announcing that you're retiring a year ahead of now seems like an attempt to set up a farewell tour.

Exactly

September 19, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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Announcing that you're retiring a year ahead of now seems like an attempt to set up a farewell tour.

Maybe - it may also be the way to stop any talk of contract extensions, the press was given something to mull over so he wasn't harangued with (are you pitching next year questions) and other distractions.....

September 19, 2013  09:43 AM ET

Besides, could it be considered selfish to NOT allow people who respect the opportunity to honor you? Remember, sometimes, it is just as blessed to receive as give, because you are allowing others the joy of giving it to you.... like the Bosox..... they were able to fete him, and honor him at the same time.... the highest form of honor.... and what about the broken bat rocking chair.... that gave MIN to opportunity to give back the bats he broke..... ;-)

September 19, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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Besides, could it be considered selfish to NOT allow people who respect the opportunity to honor you? Remember, sometimes, it is just as blessed to receive as give, because you are allowing others the joy of giving it to you.... like the Bosox..... they were able to fete him, and honor him at the same time.... the highest form of honor.... and what about the broken bat rocking chair.... that gave MIN to opportunity to give back the bats he broke..... ;-)

That's a stretch, Lou, and more than a little narcissistic. "I would be insulting you if I didn't give you the opportunity to honor me"...please.

September 19, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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That's a stretch, Lou, and more than a little narcissistic. "I would be insulting you if I didn't give you the opportunity to honor me"...please.

Hey - I had to teach my "new family" to allow me to give to them at times...... they would always insist on buying dinner, or paying the way, and they would actually get into arguments over it.... I finally had to say, when you refuse to accept a gift from someone, you are denying them the joy of giving the gift..... Which can also be selfish..... Just a thought.

 
September 19, 2013  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Besides, could it be considered selfish to NOT allow people who respect the opportunity to honor you? Remember, sometimes, it is just as blessed to receive as give, because you are allowing others the joy of giving it to you.... like the Bosox..... they were able to fete him, and honor him at the same time.... the highest form of honor.... and what about the broken bat rocking chair.... that gave MIN to opportunity to give back the bats he broke..... ;-)

It is told that a congregation was determined to find the most humble member of its fellowship. After a thorough search, the congregation???s leaders became satisfied that they had located just such a person. The Worship Committee prepared a brief ceremony. A suitable medal was struck for recognition. Testimonials were gathered from members whose lives had been touched by that person. The Pastor prepared a moving address about how that member???s humility had been an asset to the congregation. The very next Sunday the award winner showed up for worship wearing the medal, so they had to
take it back.

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