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Continued: Souhan: Rivera, one of baseball's greats, shows common touch

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 2, 2013 - 11:46 PM

It’s an homage to voluntary retirement built by involuntary retirements.

“We call this the ‘Chair of Broken Dreams,’  ” Gardenhire told him at home plate. “And you broke most of them.”

Rivera hugged Gardenhire, Justin Morneau and Glen Perkins, and left the field laughing.

“This has been more than what I expected,” Rivera said. “It has brought emotions that I did not expect. Wonderful people who are wonderful human beings, dedicated to their jobs and their organization. That’s why we are here.”

 

Jim Souhan can be heard weekdays at noon and Sundays from 10 to noon on 1500 ESPN. His Twitter name is @SouhanStrib. jsouhan@startribune.com

 

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