• Red Sox fail
    September 19,2013

    Red Sox fail

    The Boston Red Sox “tribute” to Mariano Rivera was mean-spirited, self-serving and typical of the provincial attitude of the owners of the Olde Towne team. Rather than celebrate the career achievements (and more importantly the unique character, grace and humility) of the greatest closer of all time, Red Sox management chose to present a highlight of their 2004 season instead.

    True to form, Mariano took the high road, but the “roast” was another example of the poor taste and chauvinistic perspective of an organization caught up in viewing everything through the eyes of the most narrow-minded of the Red Sox nation. Mariano typifies the best of what sports can be, both as a teammate, mentor and teacher, and as a fierce competitor and respected opponent.

    Too bad for the missed opportunity to truly honor his excellence and uniqueness as a person and ballplayer.

    David Miles


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