I got to chat with Mariano Rivera at last year's NJ Hall of Fame Event in Asbury Park, which has turned into an endlessly funny story on our Point Morning Show.

But it still makes me proud that my boy Mariano is now the first player to be UNANIMOUSLY voted into Baseball's Hall of Fame!

The running joke on our morning show is how little I follow sports (although I am currently so mad that the Saints aren't being given a shot at the Superbowl) so when I met Mariano this past spring, we talked about everything BUT sports, LOL!

In fact, I did a whole interview with him about what he likes best when passing through New Jersey while completely ignoring everything about his baseball career. (Well...maybe that was refreshing to him?!!!)

And still, he couldn't have been nicer and more charming.

So congrats to my 'buddy' Mariano...it couldn't have happened to a sweeter, taller, and more handsome man...oh, and a great ball player.

To check out other exclusive photos and videos I got with the celebrities at the NJ Hall of Fame this past season (including the interview with Mariano), CLICK HERE!