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Yanks ready for special home opener

For David Phelps, it will be his first one; for Mariano Rivera, it could be his last

Updated: April 13, 2012, 11:39 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

The central focus of the 110th home opener in New York Yankees history will be that familiar battery of Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada. Posada will start the day off by tossing out the first pitch, and, if all goes right for the Yanks, Rivera will fire the last one.

In between, Rivera will be celebrated in what is expected to be his final home opener. Posada will be thanked for his 16 years of service. Their Core Four buddy, captain Derek Jeter, will have butterflies, and he wouldn't ...

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