YES Network to premiere its "Mo Says Goodbye to New York" special on Sunday
The YES Network will premiere a special entitled Mo Says Goodbye to New York tonight (Sunday) evening at 7:30 pm ET. The two-hour special will consist of the 8th and 9th innings from YES' Thursday, Sept. 26 Rays-Yankees game telecast (Mariano Rivera's final Yankee Stadium appearance). In addition, the special will include YES' Yankees reporter Meredith Marakovits' on-field post-game interview with Rivera that evening; his movements immediately following the conclusion of the game; and YES' post-game show that evening which included Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Joe Girardi press conferences, a Derek Jeter interview and more.
In addition, that Thursday, Sept. 26 Rays-Yankees game and YES' Sunday, September 22 Giants-Yankees game telecast (including the Yankees' Rivera farewell ceremony and YES' Exit Sandman special) will be presented as "Yankees Classics" on YES at future dates.
"With Sunday's special and these two new 'Yankees Classics,' YES is honoring an individual who is the best at his profession, the epitome of class, grace and dignity, an individual who has always had the intuitive sense of doing the right thing," said John Filippelli, President of Production and Programming at the YES Network. "The two games this past week were celebrations of Mariano's unparalleled career, which is why they are instant 'Yankees Classics.' Mariano is one of the greatest winners of not only this generation, but of all time; not just in baseball, but in all of sports. We are celebrating Mo, his career, his stature within baseball, and the place he holds in fans' hearts."