Tribe Honors Mariano Rivera with Gold Record

It's a tradition that goes back for as long as I can remember.  That said, it's not necessarily one I always celebrate.

But this one was different.

Between games Monday, the Cleveland Indians honored Mariano Rivera with a gold record of Metallica's "Enter Sandman".  And for the four of you that this sentiment confuses…"Enter Sandman" is the tune that signals the New York Yankees closer's entry into the game.

Oh, and that plaque itself?  It wasn't a hard one for the team to secure…you see, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is just down the street from Progressive Field.

(h/t @vinnie39)

Shawn Anderson

About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.