The Tampa Bay Rays have honored Mariano Rivera with a gigantic sand sculpture at the entrance of Tropicana Field.
The sand sculpture is not only fitting because of the Rays’ proximity to the beach, but also because Rivera enters games at Yankee Stadium to the song “Enter Sandman.”
Of Rivera’s 645 career saves, 63 have come against the Rays. Only the Orioles (75) have been victimized more. Of those, 36 have come at Tropicana Field. Again, only Camden Yards (41) has more. Rivera also has 36 saves at Fenway Park.
Here is Rivera posing next to the sculpture with Rays president Matt Silverman…
Mariano meets his sand Sandman pic.twitter.com/6pTW8pNLs8
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 23, 2013
Here is another view…
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) August 23, 2013