May 30, 2013, 10:15 AM EST
Pittsburgh’s relievers have nicknamed the bullpen crew the “Shark Tank” because, as closer Jason Grilli explained to Steven Petrella of MLB.com, they “look for the smell of blood and go in for the kill.”
And to show just how committed they are to that nickname, Grilli and company brought an actual shark tank into the Pirates’ clubhouse. Petralla writes that Grilli researched sharks to find out how big they can be without “putting guys on the DL and losing a finger or an arm” and ended up getting a 150-gallon tank with multiple sharks and fish.
MLB.com has video of the setup: