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Ex-Braves Reliever's Story About Livan Hernandez's Sleeping Habits is Exactly What We Need Right Now

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 13: Former MLB player Livan Hernandez throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to game five of the National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on October 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Washington Nationals - Game Five | Rob Carr/Getty Images

Former MLB pitcher Livan Hernandez pitched his way to a couple All-Star games in his 17-year career, but that certainly isn't the most memorable part of his career.

At least, according to former Atlanta Braves reliever and Hernandez teammate Eric O'Flaherty.

O'Flaherty claimed that the rotund, 245-pound Hernandez, who came out of the bullpen during his final MLB season in Atlanta in 2012, used to somehow sleep comfortably face down on a recliner, with his stomach sliding into the gap and serving as a makeshift cushion.

Beautiful visual, Eric. And who among us has not slumped body-first onto a surface not meant for resting?! I ask you!

Hernandez pitched for 17 seasons, most of which came with the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals, though his time as a much leaner 22-year-old with the then-Florida Marlins during their championship year of 1997 is also worth celebrating.

Hernandez led the league in innings pitched three times and made two All-Star teams, as his trademark looping curveball made the plump righty a force for nearly two decades.

Apparently, he was just as captivating a watch in the clubhouse as he was on the field.