Ah, the "face of a closer." That menacing stare of pure intimidation that weakens the knees of the game's best players. The "clutch" equivalent of face-having. Clutchface.
Dave O'Brien of the AJ-C knows that face,
and sees it in none other than Rafael Soriano. How do I know this? Mainly because (a) reader Charles H. tipped us off and (b) the friggin title of the article is:
"Soriano has the face of a closer."
The article itself is not much more than you'd expect: "scraggly goatee"; "hard throwing"; "face of sheer domination"; "his countenance is dark, serious"...
Wanna see some other faces of closers? Here. I'll show you the faces of the all-time leaders in saves.This guy
looks a dude I went to high school with.This dude
plays bass for the Roots.This guy
And of course sixth on the all-time list...oh fuck
Finally, a picture of the subject of the article, Rafael Soriano. Children, pregnant women, and faint-hearted non-Ecksteins of the world may not want to look. This face is so closer-y it will give you lucid nightmares.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
Labels: closers, dave o'brien, faces, rafael soriano