Mariano Rivera honored at Fenway Park

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 to the diamond, where the entire Red Sox team waited for him. Boston slugger David Ortiz gave him a hug.

— Associated Press

Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees is presented with a painting by David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox while being honored prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox on September 15, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Tonight will be Rivera's final appearance at Fenway Park as he is set to retire at the end of this season. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees is presented with a bullpen rubber by Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox while being honored prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox on September 15, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Tonight will be Rivera's final appearance at Fenway Park as he is set to retire at the end of this season. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

A young fan holds up a 'Thanks Mariano' sign for Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees after he was honored prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox on September 15, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Tonight will be Rivera's final appearance at Fenway Park as he is set to retire at the end of this season. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees is presented with an original Fenway Park seat #42 by Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox while being honored prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox on September 15, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Tonight will be Rivera's final appearance at Fenway Park as he is set to retire at the end of this season. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees is presented with his scoreboard number by Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox while being honored prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox on September 15, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Tonight will be Rivera's final appearance at Fenway Park as he is set to retire at the end of this season. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 15: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees tips his hat to the crowd after being honored prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox on September 15, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Tonight will be Rivera's final appearance at Fenway Park as he is set to retire at the end of this season. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 15: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees laughs from the dugout during a video tribune that is shown in his honor prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox on September 15, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Tonight will be Rivera's final appearance at Fenway Park as he is set to retire at the end of this season. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)