Happy Birthday Brendan Donnelly

PITTSBURGH - MAY 21: Brendan Donnelly #53 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the game on May 21, 2010 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Brendan Donnelly, born on the Fourth of July, turns 39 today.

You spoiled our expectations for middle relief earlier this decade, Brendan, and now we can't adjust to what fans of most other teams go through. Looking back, you were one hell of an arm.

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