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Rivera says he will be back for Game 1

Originally Published: October 11, 2004
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said he plans to return from a family funeral in Panama on Tuesday in time for Game 1 of the AL championship series against Boston.

Rivera flew home to comfort relatives after two members of his wife's family were electrocuted in his pool. The ALCS begins Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

"I am going back to New York tomorrow, after the funeral, and rejoin the team," Rivera said Monday outside his home in Puerto Caimito, the fishing ...

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