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Mariano Rivera gets a street named after him outside Yankee Stadium

Yankees visit Mariano Rivera's home country

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Even though we're smack dab in the middle of Derek Jeter's underwhelming-so-far farewell tour, it seems like it's hard to avoid the gobs of love being tossed at Mariano Rivera. Still.

Last year was the scheduled Rivera love fest, as he said goodbye to the Yankees and MLB in a very-well-documented final season. But Mo's still having awards named after him and getting lots of press in his first year of retirement.

The latest honor came Monday when a street near Yankee Stadium was renamed after him  — Rivera Avenue.

It actually wasn't too big of a change. The street used to be River Avenue. Adding an A took a vote of the city council, though, and that passed unanimously last December.

The Stew wonders if this is going to set a new precedent in the Bronx. Next year is someone going to campaign for Jerome Avenue to become Jeets Avenue?

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