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Fun-loving Bell finally has his dream job

Hard-throwing righty taking full advantage of opportunity to be the Padres' closer

Originally Published: April 17, 2009
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

The T-shirt worn by Padres closer Heath Bell did its best to explain who he is, though he is inexplicable in every way other than perhaps his saves total. The T-shirt read: That's How I Roll, and beneath the words was a picture of a roll of paper towels, which will come in handy when he spills his guts on any topic, and when he needs to clean up a mess in the ninth inning.

There have been few messes this season for the surprising Padres. Bell, who is replacing the all-time saves leader, ...

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