Part of the pleasure of honoring Yankees legend Mariano Rivera was sorting through all the memories.

With Rivera making his final appearance at Fenway Park this season the Red Sox made the stroll down memory lane a playful one.

Starting with a video presentation the Sox went back to one of the franchise’s biggest moments Game 4 of the 2004 American League championship series with Kevin Millar and Dave Roberts narrating the sequence punchline by punchline.

But once the jokes were out of the way the Sox and the Fenway crowd showed just how much they appreciated and respected their longtime rival showering him with an ovation as he took the field for the pregame tribute.