If you didn't catch that moment, as Rivera walked from the bullpen to the hill in the eighth inning, all the players who were supposed to be on the field stayed just outside their respective dugouts so that Rivera could enjoy a final promenade in full-spotlight. The New York Yankee with the most saves in regular season, post-season and all-star history was grateful, humble, and relaxed, enjoying every second of that wonderful tribute from the fans at Citi Field in NYC and his peers. That's some kind of class.
Metallica's "Enter Sandman" played on the sound system as Rivera made his way to the mound and I thought it was funny that Colorado's Michael Cuddyer (age 34) tweeted, "Enter the Sandman!" (one word too many) while retiring broadcaster Tim McCarver
(age 71) got the title right. Yes, I know...TM detractors might be saying, "that's all McCarver got right."
This week, Gina made two important new friends, as she will donate, with love and generosity, some of her jewelry creations to Heather and Kris, who are going ahead with their wedding plans despite the fact that Kris has stage four cancer. We are driving the pieces out to them today. Gina's empathy and respect for others is something worth emulating.
Compare these two great stories of humanity to the U.S. Supreme Court, who recently gutted the Voting Rights Act. The five judges who want our country to continue to backpedal when it comes to voter suppression tactics are supreme non-humans--