Well, the holiday season is here and it’s time for giving back to friends, family and people in need. Mariano Rivera has been giving back for 19 seasons with the New York Yankees but he’s not quite done yet.
The New York Daily News interviewed Rivera at a charity event in midtown Manhattan earlier today, and it ended up on the topic of what would he give his old teammates Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano and Joe Girardi. I don’t know, what would you give three people that seemingly have everything and possibly couldn’t want more, Mo?
Derek Jeter: “A life-size female blow-up doll so he can have a wife.”
Robinson Cano: “A piece of paper, a contract and tell him to sign it.”
Joe Girardi: “Hair dye to cover all of the grey hairs the Yankees have given him over the years.”
Of course, everything Rivera said was a joke–but let’s go back to Derek Jeter’s gift a minute. A blow-up doll so he could have a wife. I never would have thought of that.
Anyway, reporters asked if Jeter had called Rivera in regards to his gift. “He hasn’t called me yet,” Rivera said, grinning to the reporters. “He will.”
I hope we find out how Jeter responds to Mo’s gift idea. A blow-up doll. For Derek Jeter. Still can’t wrap my head around it.