Found September 14, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
On Sunday, The Boston Red Sox will honor the man who has 58 of his 651 career saves against them, Yankees' pitcher Mariano Rivera on Sunday. The Yankee closer, who's the all-time career saves leader will be honored in a pre-game ceremony. Rivera has made more appearances at Fenway Park than any visiting reliever in the stadium's history. Rivera, 43, is in his 19th and final season with the Yankees. This will be Rivera's last series visit to Fenway Park (unless the Red Sox and Yankees play in the playoffs). This won't be the first time the Red Sox and their fans have honored Rivera.  On April 11, 2005, Rivera was given a standing ovation as players were introduced at Fenway Park prior to the Red Sox home opener against the Yankees. Of course the fans gave him an ovation because the Red Sox  got the World Series by beating Rivera and the Yankees in the ALCS. The Red Sox eventually ended their World Series drought by beating the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2004 World S

Red Sox Shower Mariano Rivera With Fenway-Inspired Gifts During Pregame Ceremony (Photos)

Sunday night is likely the last time Mariano Rivera will step onto the field at Fenway Park, and the Red Sox ensured that moment would be a special one for the Yankees closer. After a trio of Red Sox players from the 2004 squad paid their own humorous tribute to No. 42, the current Red Sox members, who were all gathered on the field, took their turn at honoring Mo. Rivera has received...

Rule deprives Mariano Rivera of save for Yankees

File this one away – maybe until the next century or so – if and when someone challenges Mariano Rivera's all-time saves record. The retiring New York Yankees closer came in to pitch the ninth inning in Baltimore on Thursday after the Yankees had taken a 6-5 lead against the Orioles in the top of the inning. Three up three down – a typical Rivera night except for one...

Mariano Rivera leaves a message in the Fenway Park bullpen

The Boston Red Sox are just better than the New York Yankees this year, a lot better. So we didn’t get to see a relief performance by Mariano Rivera in the team’s final appearance at Fenway this season, also the…Read more →

Red Sox honor Rivera before last game at Fenway

The Boston Red Sox are honoring New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera before his final scheduled game at Fenway Park. The Boston Cello Quartet played Rivera's theme song, ''Enter Sandman.'' Then the Red Sox played highlights from one of the low points in Rivera's career, his blown save in Game 4 of the 2004 AL championship series. Rivera was called out...

Mariano Rivera’s Final Trip to Fenway Park a Chance for Red Sox Fans to Reflect on Fun Ride

BOSTON — Mariano Rivera has made more appearances at Fenway Park than any other visiting reliever in the park’s 102-year history. Sunday marks his final game in Boston — unless the Yankees return for a playoff matchup. Rivera’s farewell tour has stretched the entire season, but his final trip to Fenway Park marks one of its more interesting moments. The 43-year-old has been...

Is It Too Early for Mariano Rivera to Retire?

When you begin to discuss the all-time great closers in Major League Baseball, it becomes very simple to decide who belongs in the conversation. There's Mariano Rivera, arguably Trevor Hoffman, and then there's everybody else.  Why is this important? Well, because at the end of the season we'll be spoiled no longer. At the end of the season, Mariano Rivera will bid...

Red Sox honor Rivera at Fenway

If Mariano Rivera is going to get back to Fenway Park, the Yankees will have to be one of the AL's wild card teams. Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and Daniel Nava had four hits as the Boston Red Sox eliminated New York from the AL East race with a 9-2 win Sunday night. During a pregame ceremony, the Red Sox honored Rivera and then he spent the rest of the night watching his...

Honoring a Legend: Mariano Rivera

Conor Frederick Contributing Writer Tonight, the Boston Red Sox will honor New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera before Sunday's game, which will be Mariano's last game at Fenway Park, barring a playoff match up (not likely, though). Rivera announced before this season started that he would be retiring at the end of the season. It's the ultimate gesture of respect when...

Mariano Rivera Writes Message on Red Sox’ Bullpen Wall During Ninth Inning, Says ‘Thanks for Everything’ (Photo)

Mariano Rivera has certainly left his mark on the ballgame, and on Sunday night No. 42 left a permanent mark on the Red Sox’ bullpen wall. In what was likely his last appearance at Fenway Park, the Yankees closer was honored during a pregame ceremony and given a handful of gifts from his team’s greatest rival. The Red Sox said their goodbyes to Mo prior to first pitch, but he...

Mariano Rivera leaves message in Fenway Park bullpen

Mariano Rivera left a note in the bullpen at Fenway Park. Sunday night’s game was the last time Rivera will visit Fenway Park as the All-Time saves leader heads for retirement at the end of the season. This what Rivera wrote in the bullpen. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 16, 2013   For those who are having trouble seeing it reads “Mariano...

Yankees Leave Boston After Suffering Insults On And Off The Field

This weekend could not have gone worse for the Yankees. That's not hyperbole. It's the simple truth. After they'd fought so hard to win 3 of 4 against the Baltimore Orioles and jumped both Baltimore and Cleveland in the Wild Card race, the Yankees went into Fenway Park and got swept. The pitching was the culprit in all three games, sinking the Yankee offense into...

Red Sox Heavy Favorites As Mariano Rivera Makes Last Trip to Fenway Park Before Retirement

The Red Sox won’t mind tipping their caps to Yankees closer Mariano Rivera this weekend, as the lock first-ballot Hall of Famer and final player to wear Jackie Robinson‘s No. 42  is retiring after this season. This will be his final trip to Fenway Park barring an unlikely Yankees-Red Sox playoff matchup. The Red Sox will be around -165 series favorites by Bovada oddsmakers...

Game 149: Yankees at Red Sox - Seeking Win No. 90, Sox take on Yanks

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer It is the hope of Red Sox Nation that Mariano Rivera never exits the bullpen and enters a game this weekend. If he does so, it could be the final time Rivera pitches at Fenway Park. That will be one of the things to watch for this weekend when the New York Yankees invade Fenway for the final time in 2013 (playoffs pending) to take on the Boston...

Red Sox finish sweep of Yankees

The Boston Red Sox said goodbye to Mariano Rivera, and then they finished off the New York Yankees in the AL East. Shortly after a pregame ceremony to honor the longtime Yankees closer, Mike Napoli homered in a three-run first inning to help Clay Buchholz coast to a 9-2 victory over New York on Sunday night. Daniel Nava added four hits for Boston, which eliminated the two-time defending...

Dreamcast 30 – The HOF/Retired Players Edition

MUSIC BY: Lath and Plaster and DJ Krav Twitter: @IanMiller ALSO @ProductiveOuts EMAILZ: iTunes Twitterz: @WSDreaming_Cubs @CubicSnarkonia @MRubio52 INTRO EMAILZ NO EMAILZ Retired Players A poem for Mariano Rivera HOF HOT TAKES What u want, Cubs fan? BAI!
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