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Red Sox honor Yankees’ Mariano Rivera with ‘roast’

The gifts from the Red Sox, including the donation to Mariano Rivera’s charitable causes in his native Panama, were all nice as the Sox paid tribute before Sunday night’s game to Rivera’s tremendous career. But was “roasting” the retiring Yankees closer for the 2004 postseason, perhaps the lowest moment in Rivera’s career, appropriate?

In the eyes of the beholder, we suppose.

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