Via the Associated Press:
Atlanta`s `Bomb Squad` No Flop
After a dismal season last year, a group of bench-warmers has Atlanta Braves fans talking about a pennant in 1986.
Some fans at Braves` games carry posters that say, “I love the Bomb Squad,“ and wear old-fashioned aviator`s caps.
The cause of all the excitement is six backup players who are hitting .295 as a group with 50 RBI.
The group, named by catcher Ted Simmons during spring training, has been given credit for several Atlanta victories.
Joining Simmons on the squad are Chris Chambliss, Billy Sample, Omar Moreno, Bruce Benedict and Andres Thomas.
“It was a concept that I hoped would bring the bench players together, help them see they can contribute as a group,“ Simmons said. “It`s hard to sit.”