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Craig Kimbrel Passes Rookie Ritual to Cory Gearrin

April 26th, 2012 at 8:10 PM
By Cody Fields

Craig Kimbrel has finally freed himself of the title of the Atlanta Braves pitcher with the least service time. Cory Gearrin, who was called up to fill Jair Jurrjens' roster spot, now has that claim along with another responsibility.

Now with Gearrin on the ballclub, Kimbrel has passed down the responsibility of bringing the "goody bag" to the bullpen every day.

"He couldn't wait for me to get in here to hand that thing off," Gearrin said. "I wasn't even in from the field yet. He met me at the top of the stairs. He just couldn't wait to get rid of it."

The ritual, in which the Braves reliever with the least amount of time in the big leagues carries the bag of candy, food and sports drinks to the bullpen, has often been less than manly. Bags have previously featured the likes of Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus.

Not so for Kimbrel, as he made sure he bought a camo bag.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Cory Gearrin, Craig Kimbrel, MLB

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