The sculpture is a fine gesture by the Orioles, but there are at least two other gifts I'd rank higher, at least in terms of creativity:
The Cleveland Indians presented Rivera with a framed gold record of Metallica's "Enter Sandman," Rivera's famous entrance song. With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame being in Cleveland, that was a cool touch.
The Tampa Bay Rays also played off Rivera's theme music with a local twist, erecting a large sand sculpture of Rivera's face with the title "Enter Sandman." (That's a neat idea, although I'm not sure Mo was able to take it home with him on the team charter.)
Rivera still has final trips to Boston, Toronto and Houston on the schedule. It'll be interesting to see what the rival Red Sox do this weekend, and I'm also wondering what Houston has planned, considering Rivera has never pitched there in his career.
If you're interested, Newsday has a photo gallery of Rivera's gifts.
Inside the enemy clubhouses
Stat of the day
The Orioles have the same record as the Washington Nationals.