Seriously, come the fuck on. Not that anyone really needs to hear “Enter Sandman” ever again, but this is just silly. According to ESPN:
In a ceremony before Thursday night’s game, Hard Rock will announce that Rivera’s warm-up song, Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” will be yanked from its song system to be retired from all Hard Rock-branded restaurants, hotels and casinos worldwide — with the exception of Hard Rock Cafe Yankee Stadium.
David Miller, director of operations for Hard Rock International, said it was a small gesture to honor “one of the greatest athletes of our generation.” It’s the first time the company, which has a total of 173 venues across 53 countries, has “retired” a song.
Shame Rivera didn’t adopt the Red Hot Chili Peppers entire post-Mother’s Milk catalog, isn’t it?