No matter what team you cheer for, you have to have respect for the great Mariano Rivera. He threw his final game on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, and it was an emotional moment. 

The greatest closer of all time. While Red Sox fans were burned by him many times in the past (along with every other baseball fan) you can't help but like this guy. One of the classiest players in baseball history, both on and off the field.

With the Yankees down 4-0, and eliminated from the post season, it was a bitter sweet end to Mariano's epic career. He will easily go down as a Yankees legend, and MLB great.

This moment will be remembered as one of baseball's best. You'll never see another player like him, and get this type of send off.

Hats off the the Tampa Bay Rays for being classy and applauding just as loud as the Yankee players and fans.