One of the biggest rivalries in American sports was put on hold for a few minutes in order to honor an unquestioned, humble legend. Mariano Rivera is retiring at season’s end. Red Sox fans shelved their usual animosity for the New York Yankees and their closer’s final appearance at Fenway Park on Sunday night.
The organization found an extremely unique way to honor the best to ever save games in the history of baseball. The Red Sox brought in a string quartet to play “Enter Sandman,” the song used to announce Rivera’s entrance into the game for so many years.
Again, Sox fans were as gracious for a rival as we may ever see. They displayed total class in standing and applauding for a living legend.
Not one boo at Fenway. Entire crowd standing and cheering.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) September 16, 2013