ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 23: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees throws against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
For the last 14 years Mariano Rivera has taken the mound at home and away while Metallica's "Enter Sandman" has announced his presence. So it seemed fitting that the band many consider to be the greatest metal band of all time should perform the song live, as the greatest closer of all time would take the field on the day dedicated to honoring #42.
When MLB posted the video last night, it showed Metallica's entire performance with Rivera entering the field as James sings "for you Mariano." Unfortunately overnight, MLB chose to edit the video down to just 17 seconds. (!)
You can watch that video along with footage of the band presenting Rivera with an autographed custom amp to go with the Kirk Hammett guitar that the band gave Mo earlier here.