Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to talk about his new book and his future. It also becomes clear that Jon Stewart is a Mets fan.
Among the jabber Rivera talked about his early days playing in the minors. “I came to this country just to make the best out of it,” he said. “You know, I mean my father said ‘well so you going there. Do your best.'”
“That’s what I did, I wasn’t expecting anything. I was just trying to play the game that I love and I ended up here.”
He also talked about being a mechanic saying that’d be his backup if baseball fell through, which is far from what really happened.
“I say, well I save a little bit of money and then open my shop,” he said.