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07:20 AM ET 09.27 | Enter Sandman -- to the outfield? Mariano Rivera has often said that he wants to play an inning in center field before his career comes to an end. He may finally get that chance. Manager Joe Girardi said on Thursday that he is "absolutely" considering having Rivera make an appearance in the outfield this weekend against the Astros in Houston, though he has not decided yet when or under what circumstances. The opportunity would be extremely meaningful for the 43-year-old Rivera, who said that he will only take the field if he feels that his body will allow him to play the position well. "This is not a game for me, guys," Rivera said. "I don't know how you guys take it, but this is not a game for me. This is something I respect. I requested it way back, a long time ago, and now my knee is back."

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September 27, 2013  07:36 AM ET

He will be in centerfield.........




So let it be written.........So let it be done......





*flips quarter to Yul Bryner as Pharoah*

September 27, 2013  07:56 AM ET

Why would he tarnish his career exit by playing an inning in center field with Houston????

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September 27, 2013  08:33 AM ET
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Its enough already.....Its starting to feel forced and that is not good.If NY wants to honor him 1 more time.....his about trying to WIN the game and let him come in to close

It's not a big deal the Yanks are out of it anyway.

September 27, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Should have known Jeter and Pettite would try to steal Mo's spotlight.

September 27, 2013  08:40 AM ET
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Should have known Jeter and Pettite would try to steal Mo's spotlight.

Seriously...

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September 27, 2013  08:54 AM ET

I kind of want to see this...

September 27, 2013  08:59 AM ET
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Right, so now they are just making a mockery of things......I mean they are trying to just find things for him to doWhy not let him announce an inning?Or umpire the game?How about singing the national anthem?Or being part of the grounds crew?Its just enough.

He'd do a great job with YMCA.

September 27, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Right, so now they are just making a mockery of things......I mean they are trying to just find things for him to doWhy not let him announce an inning?Or umpire the game?How about singing the national anthem?Or being part of the grounds crew?Its just enough.

I agree. Enough already. This is all way over the top.

September 27, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I agree. Enough already. This is all way over the top.

As if losing 3 straight to the Rays in their final home stand wasn't embarrassing enough.

September 27, 2013  09:34 AM ET

While I found the season long Mariano Tour over the top I don't have a problem with this. Why not.

September 27, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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As if losing 3 straight to the Rays in their final home stand wasn't embarrassing enough.

Alex Cobb took the Yanks lunch money last night.

September 27, 2013  09:43 AM ET

You guys are being way too judgmental and although he's not special to you he is very special to us Yankee fans. Worry about your own teams and let it go.

September 27, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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Alex Cobb took the Yanks lunch money last night.

Big accomplishment against a depleted team.

September 27, 2013  09:46 AM ET

Why not?
Are they in contention?
Integrity of the game?
Spare me.
Have great fun Mo!

September 27, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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Big accomplishment against a depleted team.

No apologies for beating a team you should beat.

September 27, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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You guys are being way too judgmental and although he's not special to you he is very special to us Yankee fans. Worry about your own teams and let it go.

It's becoming tiresome.

September 27, 2013  09:50 AM ET

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