Red Sox Honor Mariano Rivera With Moving Pregame Ceremony at Fenway Park (Video)


Sep 16, 2013

Mariano Rivera didn’t pitch in his final visit to Fenway Park, yet the Red Sox made sure he had a memorable trip to Boston.

Before the Red Sox swept away the Yankees with a 9-2 win Sunday, they honored Rivera with a pregame ceremony on the Fenway Park infield. The entire team came onto the field as Rivera was showered with gifts and shown a video in which Kevin Millar, Dave Roberts and Bill Mueller jokingly thanked the Yankees closer for blowing Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS.

The ceremony included laughs, cheers and probably some tears, as Rivera has officially toed the Fenway Park rubber for the final time — unless the Yankees manage to make it back to Boston for postseason baseball. It was a moving tribute that further showed just how respected Rivera is across all of baseball.

Check out Sunday’s pregame ceremony in the video below.

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