On Sunday, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post Tweeted a link to a 2012 WSJ story about Rafael Soriano's entrance song: "El Rey de Monticulo—"The King of the Mound." The song is about Soriano, was written for Soriano by a family friend in the Dominican Republic, and features inspirational lyrics (in Spanish) like "Pitch it, Soriano, pitch it, Soriano! Strike him out, Soriano, strike him out, Soriano!". Also, it touts him as a national hero. And so on.
The WSJ story also describes Soriano as "a man apart...He rarely speaks to teammates"; but he does has the endearing habit of talking to his hat and untucking his shirt after saves.
Anyway, here's Rafael Soriano's entrance song in all its glory:
Meanwhile, the word "chemistry" is being bandied about quite frequently these days around NatsTown, what with the 2013 Washington Nationals assembling for the most anticipated season of baseball in Washington since, well, 2005...x 1000. All this talk of chemistry makes us wonder how Raffy will fit in. The Post's Thomas Boswell essentially declared the 2013 Nationals to be the perfect collection of personalities...seemingly perfect chemistry. But what about Raffy?