It took about five days, but Derrick Mason finally got his wish when he was greeted after practice this morning by a Girl Scout troop playing music.

When the wide receiver ended his 20-day retirement and practiced with the Ravens for the first time at the team's training camp Sunday, he joked afterward that he was expecting to see a marching band similar to the reception Terrell Owens got when the city of Buffalo welcomed him. Mason even joked that he couldn't get the Girl Scouts to come out.

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The Ravens arranged for Girl Scout Troop 1594 from Westminster to play "Hot Cross Buns" on flutes and recorders as practice ended. Mason said he was surprised by the girls' appearance."I kind of walked past them for a second, and then I had to look at the little jackets that they had on because my daughter was a Girl Scout," he said. "So I had to look at the jacket and [did] a double-take. Then I saw their signs, and I had to walk over there. I was surprised, but it was a good surprise for me. I asked for the marching band, and I asked for the Girl Scouts, and the Ravens sent me Girl Scouts. You can't ask for anything better."

The troop also brought several boxes of cookies for Mason, which gave him a slight edge over Owens' reception.

"See, I got it better than T.O.," Mason joked. "They just wanted autographs of T.O. walking through the airport. They gave me cookies and signs and everything. What more can you ask for?"

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