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I think we should call the Braves' relievers the Wagner Boys. In his one season in Atlanta, closer Billy Wagner helped develop Craig Kimbrel, Jonny Venters and Eric O'Flaherty into the nastiest bullpen in baseball, all while leading the Braves to the 2010 NL wild card and having one of the best seasons of his career. The impact Wagner had on these guys is immeasurable.
Eric Brown, Atlanta
I have the perfect nickname for Atlanta's impregnable bullpen trio (Good and Nasty, Sept. 12): the Bermuda Triangle. Batters who venture into their zone are seldom heard from again (or at least not until the next game).
Huntington Beach, Calif.
While the Braves' bullpen might be good and nasty, the Phillies' relievers have the best save percentage in baseball: 84.9%, or 16.5 points higher than Atlanta's. I guess that makes Philadelphia's bullpen just plain good.
Ted Harrison, New Hope, Pa.
I was pleased to see Kelli Anderson's story on Diana Taurasi (The Trials of Diana Taurasi, Sept. 12) and the struggles that she has overcome in recent years. I also enjoyed reading how in Russia, female basketball players receive the same star treatment as the male basketball players in this country. I look forward to the day when WNBA players get the same recognition as NBA players.
Eric King, Newnan, Ga.