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Rivera humbled by Red Sox honors

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07:15 AM ET 09.16 | Boston, relatively speaking, has roughed up Mariano Rivera over the years, but the club on Sunday honored the Hall of Fame closer. The Red Sox tried to have a little fun with the Bombers' closer by showing his blown save in Game 4 of the 2004 AL Championship Series -- pitch-by-pitch with commentary from perpetrators Kevin Millar, Dave Roberts and Bill Mueller. ... Rivera seemed to take it good fun and enjoyed every minute of a fete that included the entire Red Sox team presenting gifts, a rendition of Rivera's "Enter Sandman" anthem by the Boston Cello Quartet and a sellout Fenway crowd standing and applauding throughout. "Great ceremony. Well-done," Rivera said. "(It was) humbling to me ... I appreciate what the Red Sox organization did."

New York Daily News

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September 16, 2013  08:20 AM ET

This was great to see. The tribute was well-deserved.

September 16, 2013  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This was great to see. The tribute was well-deserved.

I concur.

Morning Kitty.

September 16, 2013  08:34 AM ET

The Yankees won't be the same without him.

September 16, 2013  08:38 AM ET

I guess the Haters will find something to p/ss about anyway. Sounds like the Sox did it up right!!

September 16, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Great player.
Like the old bumper sticker,
I love NY too, it's the Yankees I hate.

September 16, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This was great to see. The tribute was well-deserved.

I'm glad they didn't give him an opportunity to up his save total. And adding to his blown save total this weekend would have been bad form too.

September 16, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I concur.Morning Kitty.

Good morning clem!

September 16, 2013  09:19 AM ET

Some guys can lift up a team, and then there is that special few who have the ability to lift up a sport in the process. I will miss him.

September 16, 2013  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Good morning clem!

I like my new roof!

September 16, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I like my new roof!

It looks great!

September 16, 2013  09:36 AM ET

I'm hearing buzz that some think it wasn't cool to show Mo's blown save back in 2005 up on the jumbotron during last night's tribute.

September 16, 2013  09:36 AM ET

I remember when the Fenway home opener crowd gave Mo a big cheer in '05 for his blown saves in the '04 ALCS...he just smiled and waved, took it in stride and with class.
Even for most Bosox fans, Mo is pretty cool.

September 16, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

It looks great!

So do you!

September 16, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I'm hearing buzz that some think it wasn't cool to show Mo's blown save back in 2005 up on the jumbotron during last night's tribute.

A bit questionable...I would hope they discussed it with him ahead of time.
I'd bet Lucchino is behind it...

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September 16, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

It's Monday morning, you two should stop being so friendly and start insulting each other.;^)

Now why would anyone want to insult Cat?

September 16, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

A bit questionable...I would hope they discussed it with him ahead of time.I'd bet Lucchino is behind it...

Yes, a little questionable, but he could care less, so why should anybody else. He has the resume and history on his side.

September 16, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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Now why would anyone want to insult Cat?

Jealousy??

September 16, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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Yes, a little questionable, but he could care less, so why should anybody else. He has the resume and history on his side.

Wouldn't it be uncool if Yaz were at Yankee and they showed footage of him popping up against Gossage?

 
September 16, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Jealousy??

I get that a lot.

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