Mariano Rivera Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom


COMMUTE INCOMING ALLEN BROOKLYN NATALIE DUDDRIDGE CBSN NEW YORK HAPPENING RIGHT NOW YANKEES LEGENDARY, CLOSER MARIANO RIVERA IS BEING PRESENTED WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM AT THE WHITE HOUSE. THAT IS THE NATION’S HIGHEST CIVILIAN HONOR. LET’S LISTEN IN THE MIDDLE OF FREEDOM TO AMERICAN BASEBALL. LEGEND MAY BE THE GREATEST PITCHER OF ALL TIME. THIS BIG ARGUMENT DISEASE, THE GREATEST PITCHER OF THE GREATEST RELIEVER. WELL, THE RELIEVER WE WANT BUT THERE’S A REAL QUESTION HE MAY BE THE GREATEST PITCHER IN THE HISTORY OF BASEBALL MORI ONO RIVERA. WHEN YOU HEAR THE STATUS, YOU’LL UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHY A SAID MARIANA WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON THIS REALLY EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT. THANK YOU. THIS, ON BEHALF COUNTRY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE GREAT JOB WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE JOINED BY VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AND HIS WONDERFUL WIFE KAREN THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ALONG WITH MANY OF THE MEMBERS OF OUR VERY DISTINGUISHED AND HARD- WORKING AND VERY, VERY SUCCESSFUL CABINET THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. CABINET WE’RE ALSO GRATEFUL TO BE JOINED. BY MARIANAS WIFE CLARA THANK YOU, CLARA. THANK YOU. TRAYLOR HIS 3 SONS, YAFA JASSY ELLE AND MARIANA’S DAUGHTER IN- LAW MELISSA THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. IT’S SO GREAT. AND HIS LONG TIME MANAGER, ONE OF THE GREAT PLAYERS AND A GREAT GREAT MANAGER, JOE TORRE, WHO WISHED, YEAH, GREAT PLAYER TO AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF THE NEW YORK YANKEES LIE ON TRUST THANK YOU THANK YOU. LINE. GOOD LUCK. GUILTY. GET IT. WE COULD USE IN THE BULLPEN. MAYBE THAT WOULD BE GOOD. THAT WOULD GUARANTEE GOOD LUCK GREAT SEASON, YOU’VE HAD TREMENDOUS SEASON MARIANA WAS BORN THE SON OF A FISHING BOAT, CAPTAIN ON THE COAST OF PANAMA. HE LEARNED TO PLAY BASEBALL ON THE MUD FLATS OF THE PACIFIC WITH A CARDBOARD LOVE. A BAD- FASHIONED FROM A TREE BRANCH. AND THEY’VE ALL MADE OUT OF ROCK STRING AND TAPE THERE WAS A LOT OF MONEY FOR PLAYING BASEBALL HE EXCELLED AT THE SPORT. AT THE AGE OF 18. HE STARTED PLAYING IN THE COUNTRY’S TOP ADULT LEAGUE IN A CRITICAL GAME WITH HIS TEAM LOSING BADLY THE COACH CALLED HIM OVER AND ASKED BARI HONORED TO DO SOMETHING THAT HE HAD NEVER REALLY DONE BEFORE. COULD YOU PITCH MARIANA MO INSISTED THAT HE COULD NOT BUT WHEN HE TOOK THE MOUND, AN AMAZING THING HAPPENED THE CROWD WITNESSED AN INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE HIS OPPONENTS DID NOT GET A SINGLE RUN FOR THE REST OF THE GAME, AND A LEGEND WAS STARTING. HIS TEAM WON AN EPIC COMEBACK VICTORY BIG DEAL AT THAT TIME, AND AFTER THAT IS, TEAMMATES CONTACTED A SCOUT AND TOLD HIM THAT HE HAD A TRYOUT IN PANAMA CITY WITH THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BASEBALL DYNASTY, THE NEW YORK YANKEES WITH BARELY ENOUGH MONEY FOR THE BUS RIDE HOME, MARIANA SAID OUT ON A JOURNEY THAT WOULD DEFINE HIS LIFE AND INSPIRE COUNTLESS MILLIONS AROUND THAT LOW AT HIS 1ST DRY OUT IN WORN- OUT SHOES AND A BORROWED LOVE MARIANA THROUGH 9 FASTBALLS IT WAS THE ONLY PITCH HE KNEW HOW TO THROW AFTER A FEW MORE TRY- OUTS. THE YANKEES OFFERED HIM A CONTRACT TO PLAY THEIR FARM TEAM THE GULF COAST YANKEES TO REMEMBER THAT MARIANA THE GULF COAST, WITH A GOOD TEAM NOT BAD, RIGHT? HE GOT AN AIRPLANE AND CAME BACK TO AMERICA FEW MONTHS LATER IN 8/19/90 MARIANA THREW HIS 1ST NO THAT YEAR HE HAD AN AVERAGE ERA OF POINT. 17. SO THAT DOESN’T MEAN ONE THAT MEANS LIKE 1/17 OF ONE THAT’S NOT A LOT DID. DID YOU LOSE? HOW DO YOU LOSE AGAIN? WHY? GUESS YOU SCORE NO RUNS, RIGHT, BOY. OH, BOY. IN 52 INNINGS, HE HAD POINT 17, WHICH IS UNHEARD OF OVER 22 GAMES SOON THEREAFTER, MARIANA MARRIED CLARA WHICH WAS AN EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THING FOR HIM TO DO AND JULI, AND HE SAID IT MANY TIMES YOU ARE. THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE. YOU KNOW THAT YOU FEEL THAT RIGHT? I HOPE YOU TELLS YOU THAT THEY WILL SOON CELEBRATE THEIR 28TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. CONGRATULATIONS. TIME AFTER 5 YEARS PLAYING IN THE MINORS IN 1955, MARIANA MADE IT TO THE BIG IN HIS 2ND SEASON, WITH THE YANKEES MARIANA DELIVERED 130 STRIKEOUTS IN LESS THAN 108 INNINGS. WHILE FACING 425 BATTERS. HE ALLOWED ONLY ONE HOME RUN WITH AN ERA OF 2.NO 9 THE YANKEES MADE HIM A CLOSER FOR THE 1997 SEASON. THAT’S WHEN IT REALLY STARTED THAT YEAR HE ACCIDENTALLY THREW A PITCH HE HAD NEVER THROWN BEFORE. THEY TRIED IT SEVERAL MORE TIMES AGAIN AND AGAIN KEPT WORKING. AND AT THE LAST 2ND, HIS FASTBALL, WHO WAS REALLY AN INCREDIBLE THING, BECAME THE CUTTER HE HAD SUDDENLY DEVELOPED THAT THE LETHAL SPINACH WHICH ARE PEOPLE THROWING THAT PITCH TODAY. BECAUSE I’VE NEVER NOTICE. THEY SEEM DATED THEY DON’T HAVE YOUR SUCCESS. I CAN TELL YOU THEY DON’T. THEY MAY BE THROWN IT, BUT IT DOESN’T WORK QUITE THE SAME WAY AND BETTY PLAYERS WOULD COME TO CONSIDER IT THE GREATEST PITCH EVER IN BASEBALL IT BREAK MANY RECORDS AND MANY BATS IN A 1999 GAME AGAINST THE ATLANTA BRAVES. HIS CUTTER SNAPPED A BIG, STRONG GUY. RYAN- CLASS GUY. WELL, AS A PLAYER HE’S A BIG, POWERFUL GUY. AND HE BROKE HIS BAT 3 TIMES IN ONE PLATE APPEARANCE. THAT HAS TO BE LIKE A RECORD IN 2001. MARIANAS HEAVY, FEARSOME PITCH DESTROYED 44 BATS IN LESS THAN 81 INNINGS. AND I USED TO SAY, A TELL PEOPLE I’VE NEVER. SEEN A GUY BREAKS SO MANY BATS IT’S CALLED A HEAVY, HEAVY PITCH AND AS MARIANA WHY AND HE REALLY DIDN’T KNOW, JUST WAS THE WAY IT WAS RIGHT JUST THE WAY IT HAPPENED IT’S FROM GOD, FROM GOD. WHEN HE RETIRED, THE MINNESOTA TWINS PRESENTED HIM WITH WHAT WOULD BECOME ONE OF THE MOST PRIZED POSSESSIONS A CHAIR MADE OUT OF. THEIR SHATTERED BATS. 19981999. AND 2000 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIPS MARIANA CLOSED OUT 3 CONSECUTIVE WORLD SERIES VICTORIES AND DELIVERED 14 STRIKEOUTS AND 7 HE GAVE UP ONLY 2 RUNS TO 59 BATTERS. AND YOU GOT TO REMEMBER. YOU PLAYING AGAINST THE BEST TEAM SO THIS IS AT LIKE PAYING THE LOW LEVEL. THIS IS THE BEST TEAM AND HE HAD A VERY UNUSUAL TRAIT HE DID BETTER AGAINST THE BEST TEAM, SAID HE DID INCREDIBLY IN THE PLAYOFFS GAME AFTER GAME ONE, HIS ENTRANCE MUSIC ENTER SANDMAN PHIL THE ARENA FANS WENT WILD KNOWING THAT THE GAME WAS ALL BUT OVER HIS DOMINANCE ON THE MOUND- MESMERIZE FANS, TEAMMATES, AND UNFORTUNATELY FOR THEM, IT MESMERIZED THE COMPETITORS IN GAME 7 OF THE 2003 AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP MARIANA, ENTERED AT THE TOP OF THE NINTH WITH THE SCORE TIED 5 TO 5 HE HELD OFF THE BOSTON RED SOX FOR 3 STRAIGHT INNINGS WITHOUT GIVING UP A SINGLE RUN, HELPING SECURE THE SERIES FOR THE IRAQIS M. V. P. NOT SURPRISING ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF MARIANA’S CAREER WAS THE FINAL GAME OF THE. OLD YANKEE STADIUM. THIS A LAST GAME IN YANKEE STADIUM WHEN HE TOOK HIS PLACE IN HISTORY AS THE FINAL MAN TO PITCH IN THAT SHRINE TO AMERICAN BASEBALL AND I SPENT MANY A DAY IN THAT STADIUM AND NIGHT. AND IT WAS SPECIAL WITH MO ON THE MOUND FOR THE NINTH INNING. NOT A SINGLE HITTER FROM THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES MADE IT TO 1ST BASE HE SECURED YET ONE MORE HE A KEY FICHTER. AND THAT DAY THE OLD STADIUM BECAME THE HOUSE THAT RUTH BUILT OUT OVER THE COURSE OF 19. SEASONS, YOU HAVE TO HEAR THIS TO BELIEVE IT I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT I KNEW. HE WAS THE BEST BUT THIS IS CRAZY MARIANA BROKE THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL RECORD FOR THE MOST GAMES FINISHED AND SAVES MADE HE HAS THE BEST ERA EARNED RUN AVERAGE IN THE PAST 100. YEARS. POINT 21 IN THE REGULAR SEASON. AND. AN EVEN MORE POINT. 70 THAT’S LESS THAN ONE RUN. IN THE POSTSEASON WHEN AGAIN YOU PLAY THE BEST TEAMS USE OF THE HOT TEAMS THESE ARE THE TEAMS THAT ARE JUST BEATING UP EVERYBODY AND YOU HAD LESS THAN ONE RUN POINT 7 HITS AMAZING HE MADE MORE THAN 2 TIMES AS MANY SAVES AS THE NEXT BEST PITCHER. IN POSTSEASON. AND THEY TRUE CLUTCH PITCHER. HE WAS ALWAYS THE BEST AGAINST THE MOST TALENTED HITTERS AMAZINGLY, THE 527 BATTERS HE FACED IN POST- SEASON GAMES HIT ONLY 2 HOME RUNS AND SCORED ONLY 13 RUNS AGAINST HIM. I THINK YOU GUYS WON HIM QUICKLY WE HAVE TO GET HIM. GET HIM IN UNIFORM. YOU KNOW, YOU GET READY TO SIGN HIM UP- LINED MARIANA WHO HELPED LEAD THE YANKEES TO 5 WORLD SERIES VICTORIES WAS NAMED THE WORLD SERIES MVP IN 1999. AND THIS YEAR, HE BECAME THE 1ST PERSON UNANIMOUSLY TO THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME, UNANIMOUS THAT ONE SO JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY, BABE RUTH WAS NOT UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED BABE. THE BABE DIDN’T MAKE IT WHAT WAS HIS PROBLEM? HE DID PRETTY GOOD EVENING. BABE WAS NOT UNANIMOUS WHILE HE HAD SOME OTHER DIFFICULTIES. THAT’S PRETTY GOOD MARIO THAT’S I’VE HEARD 1ST UNANIMOUSLY. THE BABE WE LOVE THE BAY. WHAT A SWING IN THE BABY HAD DIED OLD. CORKSCREW SWING RED NOBODY COULD FIGURE HIM OUT EITHER. THROUGHOUT MARIANAS INCREDIBLE CAREER, HE REMAINED A HUMBLE MAN. GUY DID BY A DEEP CHRISTIAN FAITH THAT INSPIRES EVERYONE AROUND HIM. AS HE SAYS, HE HAS ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THE LORD DOESN’T CARE ABOUT WEALTH OR FAME. OR THE NUMBER OF SAVES SOMEBODY. HEADS WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD, AND THE LORD CARES ABOUT THE GOOD NEWS AND LOVE IN OUR HEARTS. THAT’S ALL. WELL, WELL THAT IS DIFFERENT THAN THE BAY BY WOULD SAY I DON’T KNOW IF THE BABY EVER SAID THAT THAT’S PRETTY SURE HE DIDN’T, MAYBE IN HIS LAST YEAR, HE SAID NEARLY 2 DECADES AGO, MARIANA FOUNDED THE MARIANA OF RIVERA FOUNDATION, WHICH HAS PROVIDED HUNDREDS OF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN ALONG WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR COUNTLESS STUDENTS AND IS CURRENTLY BUILDING A LEARNING AND COMMUNITY CENTER IN NEW ROCHELLE NEW YORK, WHERE I CAN TELL YOU FROM BEING IN NEW YORK WHAT YOU’VE DONE IN NEW ROCHELLE HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE. INCREDIBLE AFTER RETIRING FROM BASEBALL MARIANA AND HIS WIFE BUILT AN EVANGELICAL CHURCH, AND TODAY, CLARA IS. ITS PASTOR. ON THAT HAVE TO COME LISTEN TO YOU SOMETIME. I COULD USE IT THAT’S GOOD, MARIANA WAS NATURALIZED AS A US CITIZEN IN 2015, AND OF COURSE, SHE SERVES AS CO- CHAIR OF THE PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ON SPORTS FITNESS AND NUTRITION. MARIANA RIVERA HAS MADE EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO AMERICAN SPORTS CULTURE AND SOCIETY HE IS THE MOST DOMINANT RELIEF PITCHER IN THE HISTORY OF BASEBALL AND MORE THAN THAT, HE HAS LIVED THE AMERICAN DREAM AND SHINES AS AN EXAMPLE OF AMERICAN GREATNESS FOR ALL TO SEE AND I DOUBT LIKE TO ASK THE MILITARY AIDE TO COME FORWARD AND PRESENT MARIANA RIVERA WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM. AND BEFORE WE DO THE ACTUAL PRESENTATION I’D LIKE TO HAVE MARIANA JUST SAY A FEW WORDS AND I KNOW, MOST OF THOSE WORDS ARE GOING TO BE ADDRESSED TO HIS FAMILY BECAUSE I KNOW I FEELS ABOUT HIS FAMILY LOVES THEIR FAMILY MORE THAN MARIANA POLICE BY AN AMAZING IT’S A PRECEDENT THANK YOU FOR SO I WOULD LIKE TO SAID THING. GOD, FOR A WONDERFUL DAY, AND I ALWAYS BE HERE IN PRISONS IN THE MR PRESIDENT THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THOSE. WHERE IS THE REMARKS TO 1ST LADY THANK YOU TO FANS CARE THANK YOU FOR BEING ALL OF YOU FOR BEING HERE. PRESENCE BUT MY WIFE, MY KIDS IN MY FAMILY, IS RESIDENT FAMILY, FRIENDS WITHOUT YOU GUYS IS SUPPORTING THE PRAYERS WE GO FROM THE LIST THERE MS. 13 LOT OF THOSE PRAYERS. FOR ME AS AN OWNER, AND PRIVILEGE TO RECEIVE THESE. THAT WORD IS MENTAL FREEDOM. WISH I MEAN WHAT I DO YES, TRIED TO BE THE BEST AND ENDED THE BEST FOR THEM. FOR AMERICA YOU KNOW ONE THING THAT I HAVE TO REMARKS THIS ONE REMARK I CAME HERE IN 1990 I CAN TO TUMBLE THIS BOOK KNOWINGLY I MEAN I MEAN SPOKE I WAS PICK NO FORGET OF ALL AND I DENY IT IS GOING ON. THE REASON WHAT I DO THAT BECAUSE I MEAN IN THE TEAM THEY WERE ALLOWED UP PLAYERS THIS BOOK SPANISH SO I GOT A LITTLE CONSTABLE AND THEN TRY A LITTLE BIT TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE MY 2ND YEAR BEING. BASEBALL I WAS IN GREECE MORE. NO CAR LANE, WHERE MOST OF THE PEOPLE DO SPEAK ANY SPANISH, ESPECIALLY MY TEAM IS THE EVENING I WAS A LITTLE YOUNGER, SO THE GUY JUST POKES FUN IS IN. THE TEAM WILL HANG OUT WITH THE OLDER GUYS AND I WAS LIVE A I WAS HANGING OUT WITH THE GUYS FRIENDLY, MY TEAM COOPER AND ANOTHER WAY, GUY BUT THOSE 2 LIGHT. BECAUSE I WAS FRUSTRATED, TIME’S GOING TO GO TO BED, CRYING NO, BECAUSE THE GAME, BUT BECAUSE I WAS FRUSTRATED BECAUSE I COULDN’T SPEAK, THE LANGUAGE COULDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH SO THEREFORE, I TOLD THOSE 2 TEAM IS A MINE I THOUGHT A GIRL MORE YOU LAUGH THEN I DON’T CARE HOW MORE YOU MAY FINALLY. BUT PLEASE I GIVE YOU THE PERMISSION TO LAUGH AND DO THAT BUT TO SOME DID YOU THE RIGHT WAY BY MY SURPRISE, THEY NEVER LEFT ME AND THEY TEACH ME BY THE END OF THE YEAR, I WAS ABLE TO COMMUNICATE MY MANAGER, WITH MY TEAMMATES AND I, WAS THE HAPPIEST MAN IN BASEBALL FROM THE I WOULD SAY THAT MY CAREER TOOK OFF AND I WAS ABLE TO REALIZE THAT I CAN DO SOMETHING FOR OTHERS. BECAUSE I KNEW THE LANGUAGE NOW, I CAN RELATE WITH SOMEONE DAYS GOING THROUGH THE SAME PROCESS THAT I’VE BEEN. BUT IT IS THINK THAT TEACH THEM THAT YES. LEARNING ENGLISH IS THE 1ST IN THE WE SHOULD DO. AND I DID. AND FOR THAT BEING BEING AMERICAN I’M SO PROUD AND HONORED THAT I COME FROM A SMALL TOWN. BEAUTIFUL TOWN VIEW OF A COUNTRY CALL PANAMA AND LIVE WITH MY FAMILY HERE THING. UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE THING. EVERYTHING THAT WE GO THROUGH I’M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN FOR THAT I, THINK DURING HIS 19 SEASONS IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MARIANA RIVERA ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS THE GREATEST RELIEF PITCHER OF ALL TIME. SIGNED THE NEW YORK YANKEES IN 1990, MR RIVERA WENT ON TO BECOME A 13- TIME ALL STAR AND 5- TIME WORLD SERIES HE’S THE 1ST PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF THE SPORT. TO BE ELECTED UNANIMOUSLY INTO THE NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME. OFF THE FIELD THROUGH THE MARIANA RIVERA FOUNDATION. HE HAS HELPED PROVIDE CHILDREN IN NEED, WITH AN EDUCATION, EMPOWERING THEM TO ACHIEVE A BETTER FUTURE THE UNITED STATES PROUDLY HONORS MARIANA RIVERA FOR BEING A LEGEND OF THE GAME OF BASEBALL AND FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO STRENGTHENING AMERICA’S COMMUNITIES. AN EMOTIONAL CEREMONY THERE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A YANKEES FAN. MARIANA RIVERA, ONE OF THE GREATEST TO EVER PLAY THE GAME OF BASEBALL. RECEIVING THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM AT THE WHITE HOUSE. THAT IS THE NATION’S HIGHEST CIVILIAN HONOR. AND HE IS A 5- TIME WORLD SERIES CHAMPION, PLAYED HIS ENTIRE CAREER WITH THE NEW YORK YANKEES RATHER. AND I SOMETHING I WISH YOU GUYS COULD HAVE SEEN IS WHEN HE WALKED INTO THAT ROOM TO RECEIVE HIS HONOR WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. HE HAD THIS HUGE SMILE ON HIS FACE BECAUSE THEY WERE PLAYING THE SONG. ENTER SANDMAN AS YOU KNOW, THAT IS THE SONG THAT THEY WOULD PLAY EVERY TIME HE ENTERED THE GAME IT REALLY BECAME HIS THING. YOU HEAR THAT MUSIC CAN GET PUMPED UP. YOU KNOW THAT MARIANA RIVERA WAS COMING INTO THE GAME, AND IT WOULD BE A GOOD FEW INNINGS COMING UP FOR THE YANKEES IT WAS A UNANIMOUS SELECTION TO THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME. PRESIDENT TRUMP ALSO MENTIONED THAT MARIANA RIVERA WILL BE CELEBRATING HIS 28TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY WITH HIS WIFE. SOON INTO THAT POINT, THIS IS A GUY WHO IS JUST A REALLY GOOD FAMILY MAN, WITH ALL THE CONTROVERSY THAT GOES ON WITH OUR PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES THESE DAYS, HE WAS A MODEL CITIZEN AND SOMEONE THAT KIDS COULD REALLY LOOK UP TO ONE OF THE THINGS HE SPOKE ABOUT WHEN HE SPOKE TO THE CROWD JUST NOW AT THE WHITE HOUSE IS THAT HE SAYS HE CAME HERE. HE CAME TO THE US IN 1998, SPEAKING. NO ENGLISH. AND HE SAYS HE USED TO GO TO BED CRYING BECAUSE HE DID NOT KNOW THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. HE HAD TROUBLE COMMUNICATING WITH HIS COACHES WITH HIS TEAMMATES WITH HIS SO WE ASKED 2 OF HIS TEAMMATES IF THEY WOULD HELP HIM LEARN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. SHE SAID YOU CAN LAUGH AT ME AS MUCH AS YOU WANT. JUST HE TO ME HE SAYS THEY NEVER LAUGHED AT HIM ONCE AND BY THE END OF THAT SEASON. HE WAS A REALLY SPEAKING ENGLISH. HE SAID HE WAS STARTING TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH HIS MANAGER AS HIS COACHES, HIS TEAMMATES. AND HE SAYS, ONCE HE COULD COMMUNICATE HE WAS THE HAPPIEST MAN IN BASEBALL ONCE AGAIN, MY RIANA RIVERA YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE FORMER YANKEES CLOSER, RECEIVE THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM.

10 thoughts on “Mariano Rivera Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

  • I just want to say congratulations to the big winner for the Freedom medal award,, but just let me speak real briefly on freedom I will let you know what freedom is to me I was almost kidnapped when I was 12 years old I was kidnapped 16 years old by someone that raped me repeatedly I escaped from that I was abandoned by my father then my mother died I had children by abusive man I've been robbed I've been stolen from I've been hit I've been beaten I turned out pretty good you all

  • they are both apart of the secret societies that control this communist government . trump is a worthless piece of garbage !!!!

  • Poor Mariano… He’s going to be grilled on Twitter by the Lib-Nuts & SJW Nutters for this one. Just accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump will make him, somehow, a “Racist” “self-hating” person of color. The funniest part of it all, the ppl criticizing him will all be rich or upper middle class suburban white wannabe hipsters!!!

  • Congrats to Mr. Rivera . From very humble beginnings to now a millionaire. And now a philanthropist. Beautiful!! pay it forward baby , Love it.

  • How can the marxist press twist this into something racist and hateful? The press in America is forever a piece of shit…they'll never be anything more than hateful liars whose goal is to destroy this nation! Hell awaits them!

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