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Last stop for the Mariano express

Fanfare around Rivera's final Subway Series is enough to make week memorable

Updated: May 26, 2013, 11:51 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Mariano Rivera is about to take his last ride on the Subway, which is about the only reason to get excited about this season's meeting between the Yankees and Mets, which begins Monday night at Citi Field and finishes up Thursday in the Bronx.

The Subway Series has fallen far since its inspired inception in 1997, when it came as a long-overdue midsummer diversion to New York baseball fans.

For older fans, it was a reminder of the golden age of New York ...

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