WTBS (“We’re the Bomb Squad”)

Via the Associated Press:

Atlanta`s `Bomb Squad` No Flop

June 10, 1986

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.”

 

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2 comments

  1. Why was Andres Thomas considered part of the Bomb Squad? Wasn’t he a rookie then?

    Man, what a dick he was. When we kicked him to the curb before the 1991 season, I saw it as a sign that better days were ahead.

  2. I loved the Bomb Squad. Simba and Chambliss had been favorites of mine since their rookie years. I never considered Thomas as a Bomb Squadder,he was just marking time until he would take over for Raffy.

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