What can’t Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel do? Well the list grows shorter by the day. Not only is he the reigning NL saves leader, has a sub 1 WHIP in his first two years in the league, has an almost 2 strikeout per inning rate, and a 101 mph fastball, but apparently the kid can dominate from the tee box as well as he dominates from the mound.
February 20, 2013; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) poses for a picture during photo day at Disney Wide World of Sports complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Killa Craig lost sight of his drive on the 180 yard, par 3 second hole at Champions Gate golf club in Kassimmee, Florida during a charity event. He looked everywhere but in the hole. “I couldn’t believe it,” Kimbrel said, “I think it went in on the fly. It was my first one.”
Of course, as customary, he had to buy the post round drinks, which being a charity event meant a large tab for him.
While the search for what Kimbrel can’t do continues, one thing’s for sure, that list keeps growing smaller.
Barry attended the University of South Carolina School of Journalism while majoring in electronic journalism. Growing up in Columbia, SC, he never had a local pro sports team to root for, so he followed the Atlanta teams as close as possible. Now, while serving as Senior Editor for AtlAllDay.com, he has returned to school at Coastal Carolina University to get his masters in education, and a double major in applied mathematics and graphic design. He brings a unique mix of objectivity, humor, and statistical analysis to his work, with a touch of commentary. And, he once watched a baseball game with Dale Murphy, who left him a half drunk bottle of cranberry juice.