Mariano Rivera Played the Role of "Enter Santa Man" Today and Gave Gifts to Fans in New York City

Mariano Rivera Played the Role of "Enter Santa Man" Today and Gave Gifts to Fans in New York CityImage via Dick's Sporting Goods

Mariano Rivera spent the better part of 2013 traveling the country with the New York Yankees and collecting tons and tons of parting gifts from other MLB clubs. It was truly a special time for him and a great way to end his career. And earlier today, Rivera repaid the kindness of those teams by playing the role of "Enter Santa Man" for Dick's Sporting Goods and handing out gifts to fans in New York City. The event took place at DSG's "Gift Locker" in NYC's Flatiron Plaza (it's actually still going on right now and will run until 5 p.m.) and featured Rivera mingling with fans and doing his best impersonation of Santa.

Early on in his appearance, Rivera also revealed the gifts that he would give to his former Yankees teammates if they showed up today. That list of gifts included a female doll (Derek Jeter), a piece of paper to use for contract negotiations (Robinson Cano), and a bottle of hair dye (Joe Girardi). You can get more info on the Dick's Sporting Goods' "Gift Locker" over here.

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