Among the new faces at camp this year is off-season target, well, sort of, Rafael Soriano. A closer turned set-up man, Soriano recently got to meet his boyhood idol, Mariano Rivera, when Mo finally arrived in camp (Mo does what he wants).
"It was a strange first meeting," recounted Soriano. "When you close, you want to be the best, and Mo is the best. I alway tried to emulate him. When we met, I'm all, 'Hi I'm Rafael, like the ninja turtle.' He's all, 'I'm Mo, as in way mo' saves than you, %!*@#' I wept for days. Why would you introduce yourself to someone like that? But then Jeter pointed out that Mo did have way more saves than me. But I'm like, 'He didn't need to call me a %!*@# though!' And Jete's all, 'You've been weeping for days!' So I guess Mo was right on both counts."