The words "chaos" and "fiasco" should never be mentioned when it comes to Mariano Rivera, who is retiring as the all-time greatest closer at the end of the season.
But that wasn’t the case on his Bobblehead Night at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, the third to last home game for the Pinstripes in 2013.
When the bobbleheads didn’t arrive in time, thousands of fans were ushered through the ballpark gates empty-handed after they lined up extra early with hopes of being among the first 18,000 fans, who were expected to receive a Rivera bobblehead.
Instead, the first 18,000 fans were handed a voucher to pick up a bobblehead once they were on site.
Apparently the delivery truck carrying the little Panamanian dolls broke down in New Jersey. Though according to Yankees Senior VP of Marketing Deborah Tymon, the shipment arrived at the stadium loading dock just after 6 p.m. ET. Tymon said, "Everyone with a voucher will be receiving a bobblehead tonight."
Several Twitter posts claim it was absolute chaos.