Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 5/24/12

San Diego Padres closer Heath Bell, left, and catcher Eliezer Alfonzo celebrate a 2-0 win against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, June 28, 2009. (Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT) Photo via Newscom

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If I had to guess what the attire was of a pitcher who has recently gotten his season back on track and converted four straight save opportunities, I’d probably go with tuxedo t-shirt. Marlins closer Heath Bell has not allowed an earned run in his last five appearances. He’s given up only two hits during that span. Obviously he has been getting down to business every time he takes the mound lately, so a tuxedo t-shirt would seem more appropriate than the hippie shirt you see above. Then again, he is a closer.

As we know, closers are their own breed. Those guys do everything a little differently, so when Bell is amidst a hot streak and feels like taking a picture of himself in an elevator rocking a 70s-themed vest/hippie necklace shirt you just take it for what it is. Do you, Heath. It seems to have worked over the past week or so.

H/T Eye on Baseball

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