Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 7/21/13
The Guru Contributing Writer Saturday afternoon Yankees closer Mariano Rivera made his way to the mound. It was time for the Sandman to record career save number 639, number 57 against the Red Sox, and number 35 at Fenway Park. The 37,601 Fenway Faithful noticed and rose to give MLB's all-time saves leader a standing ovation. Red Sox fans may not love you Mo, but they do respect you. "I think it is the class of the fans here," Yankees skipper Joe Girardi said. "Even though there has been a lot of history between Mo and the Red Sox. A lot of times, he has been in games that are extremely important. I think they understand what Mo has done and what he has meant to the game." Once fans sat down, the Sox went down 1-2-3. Rivera converted the save and the Yankees won 5-2. Rivera said, "It is great that they do that, that they acknowledge you and that you have been there for so many years. I respect the organization. I respect the fans. That's why I give it back. I play the game t...
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