The retiring Mariano Rivera played his last scheduled game at Fenway Park last night, and the Red Sox put together a nice multi-part tribute/roast for the greatest closer of all time. Watch the whole thing here:
The Fenway fans, and Rivera's fellow players, seem to appreciate him as much for his humble/respectful demeanor as for his Hall of Fame achievements.
We can't all have Mariano's talent...but perhaps we can learn from him that, sometimes, the act of "not being a total jackass" pays off. If simply acting like a normal, decent human being can win a Fenway ovation for a Yankee, what can't it accomplish?
Bonus: before the game, a string quartet played Mo's entrance song, "Enter Sandman." These dudes are shredding.
The Boston Cello Quartet is the Mariano Rivera of heavy-metal-covering string quartets.