• A New York Mets and soccer fan takes a photo with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, before an interleague baseball game between the Mets and the Boston Red Sox in New York, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    NYC’s first fan: A ballgame with Mayor Bill de Blasio

    NEW YORK (AP) — He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. And he waited his turn in the long Citi Field men’s room line, just one more fan spending a hot summer day watching the Mets and the Red Sox play.

  • Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera throws out the first pitch before a United States elimination baseball game between Bonita, Calif. and Bowling Green, Ky. at the Little League World Series, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. Rivera was inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence on Tuesday night between games of its World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Mariano Rivera hated pitching in Little League

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mariano Rivera remembers his Little League days fondly. What he remembers most: He hated to pitch.