The Boston Red Sox will pay tribute to New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera in a pre-game ceremony at Fenway Park this Sunday, September 15, before the 43 year-old’s last regular season game at the ballpark. Major League Baseball’s all-time saves leader announced that he would retire at season’s end after a 19-year career. Rivera has made more appearances than any other visiting reliever in the 102-year history of Fenway Park.
This comes via press release from the Red Sox’ website. Must be weird for Red Sox fans to honor Mariano Rivera after years of Yankee hatred, but certainly a classy move on the Red Sox part. I’d have a hard time honoring David Ortiz, though I certainly respect his career numbers.
No word on what the Orioles plan on doing tonight. Maybe they’ll honor him by not stealing signs.