Rays exec #1: We need to give Mariano Rivera a retirement gift.
Rays exec #2: Oh, right. What should we get him?
Rays exec #1: Something that means something, you know? Something personal. What's the first thing you think of when you think of Mariano Rivera?
Rays exec #2: He looks like the kid from Mask.
Rays exec #1: I ... wait, no. What? No, his cutter. We should get him a gold cutting board or something like that.
Rays exec #2: No, no, he definitely looks like the kid from Mask.
Rays exec #1: No, he doesn't.
Rays exec #2: With Eric Stoltz? You remember, right? Cher's his mom.
Rays exec #1: No, I know the movie. And, no, that's not what I think of.
Rays exec #2: How about a big ol' sand sculpture that's half-Mariano, half-Eric Stoltz from mask?
Rays exec #1: What is wrong with you? Let's get him something better. Like ... anything else. Literally anything else, including a tetanus shot to the eardrum.
several months, and hundreds of intra-office arguments later
Mariano like you've never seen him before -- to honor Mo, the Rays unveiled a sand sculpture at the Trop today. pic.twitter.com/Vn9iFqJTSD— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) August 23, 2013