Rays honor Mariano Rivera with sand sculpture
AUG 23, 2013 6:15p ET
Rivera smiled and joked that he was taking the sculpture home when he saw it before Friday night's game. He signed the sculpture right under the words "ENTER SANDMAN 42."
The sculpture, located in the rotunda near the main gate, will be on display for fans to see throughout the three-game series that concludes Sunday.
The Rays also presented Rivera with a check for $3,150 -- a number that represents $50 for each save he has earned against Tampa Bay -- for the Mariano Rivera Foundation.
Rivera, baseball's career saves leader, announced during spring training his intention to retire after this season.