Mariano Rivera Crushes Edwin Diaz Entrance Music Comparison

Adam Taylor McKillop
Former Yankees legend Mariano Rivera crushes an Edwin Diaz entrance song comparison.
Former Yankees legend Mariano Rivera crushes an Edwin Diaz entrance song comparison. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The New York Mets enjoyed a fantastic season in 2022 despite finishing short of their World Series aspirations. One of the highlights was closer Edwin Diaz, who enjoyed the best year of his career with a phenomenal 1.31 ERA and 32 saves.

Diaz was a staple of the New York headlines thanks to his quirky Timmy Trumpet walkup song that had the entire Mets fanbase in a frenzy every time he entered the game. Some fans even went as far as calling this tune the greatest closer entrance in baseball.

Well, that rubbed the New York Yankees' fanbase the wrong way. Mariano Rivera made closer entrance songs famous with his classic "Enter Sandman" by Metallica.

The Hall of Famer finally had a chance to speak publicly about these comparisons and opted to crush Diaz in the process.

Edwin Diaz Entrance

Let's just say that Rivera isn't having any of these comparisons. In a recent interview with Fox Sports reporter Jennifer X. Williams, Rivera was asked about his reaction to the comparison between his and Diaz's entrances. Here's what the greatest closer of all time had to say:

"There's no comparison. There's no comparison. [Enter Sandman] was there for 17 years and many championships, so there's no comparison," said Rivera.

Just like the Yankees fanbase loves to do, Rivera uses the franchise's historic success as a trump card. It doesn't hurt that he's the all-time MLB leader in games finished (952), saves (652) and ERA+ (205), either.

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