Originally written May 19, 2012 on Philliedelphia:
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Look Out Ladies! Today, Pat "the Bat" will officially retire as a Phillie after he signs a one-day contract with the team he got his start from. There will be a nice ceremony before the game, he'll throw out the first pitch and most likely collect a standing ovation from the crowd. That's nice, for Burrell spent most of his career (2000-2008) with the Phillies as their everyday left fielder. Burrell was an important piece of the 2008 World Series team, but after that title run, Burrell moved on to playe for Tampa Bay and on to San Francisco where he won another World Series in 2010. It's going to be nice to see Pat "the Bat" tonight. I grew up as a kid watching him as my favorite Phillie - until Jim Thome came aboard. Now tonight's preview The Phillies proved last night that they finally may be headed in the right direction. With exceptions to their bullpen (i.e. Chad Qualls mostly), the Phillies have been hitting the ball of late and their sta...
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