Braves Quote For The Day ... Sit Down And Shut Up

There is a bunch of Braves related stuff at ESPN today, but the best comes from Jayson Stark, who has these (snipped) things to say about Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel (affectionately called "Sit Down and Shut Up"):

Rivera and Nelson … Percival and K-Rod … Dibble and Myers … Lidge and Wagner.

We present those names as evidence that we've seen our share of dominating bullpen tag teams through the years. But you know what we've never seen?

Domination like this: [...]

If you've really paid attention, though, you know that Kimbrel and Venters aren't the only occupants of that Braves bullpen with miniscule ERAs. There's a THIRD guy in that 'pen -- Mr. Eric O'Flaherty, ladies and gentlemen -- with a 1.27 ERA. That's "only" in 56 2/3 innings. But nevertheless, even if we lower the innings threshold to that level, there still has never been any modern bullpen that featured THREE relievers with ERAs that microscopic (and at least 55 innings pitched apiece). Ever.

He's got even more ridiculous O'Ventbrel stats in the full article.

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