Saturday, September 21, 2013

Mariano Rivera is now immortalized on an NYC mobile monument

Since 2010, Gray Line Tours has been recognizing celebrities and their reach to fans with its "Ride of Fame," a double-decker tour bus designed to give fans a special connection with these celebrities when they visit New York City.

On Friday, Gray Line introduced another mobile monument in honor of New York Yankees hometown hero Mariano Rivera. The bus was permanently emblazoned with a giant photo of Rivera and included a personal seat for the iconic Yankee closer. Now when tourists come to New York they can ride around town in the ubiquitous bus that is a shrine to Rivera, not that Mo's image isn't all over Manhattan these days already.

As always, Rivera —who has collected a huge pile of memorable swag on his farewell tour — was his usual gracious self in accepting the honor. 

"Thank you to Gray Line for a bus like this. It's wonderful. It is great for me and my family," he said. "And it will be great to see myself on one of these things!"

Rivera is not the first Yankee great to be honored by Gray Line. Mo joins Reggie Jackson and Roger Maris as other "Ride of Fame" inductees. 

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