It didn't matter that he was a Yankee running to the mound in Citi Field, Mets turf. When No. 42 Mariano Rivera came in from the outfield bullpen for his final All-Star game apperance, everybody embraced the greatest closer of all time to the tune of "Enter Sandman." The 43-year-old Yank, who officially has the most 30-save seasons of all time (he hit 30 before the break this year, putting him at 15 seasons), performed as expected, cleaning up the NL with a 1-2-3 8th inning, putting the AL on its path to victory for the first time since 2009.
And although he didn't officially get the save, nor did he get an RBI or clutch hit, it was only fitting that he was given the All-Star game MVP. After Bud Selig handed over the glass award, Don Johnson, who is the US VP of Chevrolet Sales & Service, had one extra gift for him (Chevy sponsors the Home Run Derby and the MVP award): a bright blue 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (surpise, it was the one behind him!). And don't forget, Chevy also gave Joe Flacco a Corvette for winning the Super Bowl MVP this year. Click the link for his acceptance speech, as he addressed just how special tonight's game was to him.