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Pat Burrell walked into the friendly confines of Citizens Bank Park Saturday evening and said his final goodbyes before officially retiring as a Philadelphia Phillie. His 251 homeruns with the Phillies ranks 4th in franchise-history.
Burrell threw out the first pitch prior to the second game of the home interleague-series against the Boston Red Sox. His former teammate, Chase Utley, caught his pitch from slightly below the mound as the scoreboard relieved moments from the 2008 championship parade.
"I don't miss playing," Burrell said. "I miss a lot of the baseball part of it, but the playing part I don't because it got to the point where I just couldn't do it with my foot. … I miss seeing the guys."
The Phillies entered the game with a season-best six-game winning streak. Over that span, they had outscored their opponents 35 to 19, as their pitching...
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Pat the Bat, as we mentioned Saturday morning, went on a Philly bender this weekend in honor of Pat Burrell Retirement Weekend. Of course the guy drank truckloads of booze, went bar hopping at Philly’s finest establishments and even was allowed to grace some chick named Jill Marie with his throwing hand on her left breast. Yes, we’re still waiting for the shirtless dancing pics...
We suggest you go visit Kyle at Crossing Broad this morning for a full report on what Pat Burrell was up to very early this morning in Philadelphia. There are rumors of Pat the Bat & Chase Utley holding court at some bar called the Pen & Pencil. Needless to say we’re on pins & needles waiting for the shirtless pics & the videos to surface. It’s Burrell weekend...
You're never going to see Pat Burrell get his day in Cooperstown, but, thankfully, that didn't stop the Philadelphia Phillies from bringing back the fan favorite for one more game.Saturday, "Pat the Bat" was back in uniform and retired as a member of the Phillies."It doesn’t seem that long ago, really, that it started," the 35-year-old said. "...
You MUST check out this Deadspin article. It's every Pat Burrell stereotype from his whole career in Philly all rolled into one, except it's legitimate.
Pat Burrell removed his shirt at the bar the night before his first pitch appearance Saturday, with Chase Utley and Jennifer Utley
Burrell "made an ass of himself"
Tonight, the Philadelphia Phillies will honor a long time love to hate/fan favorite, Pat Burrell. Pat "the bat" was drafted by the Phillies in 1998, as he was first overall pick from the University of Miami.
Burrell played 9 of his 12 years with the Phillies, and will be honored in a pre-game ceremony before tonight's 7:05 start versus the Boston Red Sox. Burrell...
Pat Burrell made a valiant return to Philadelphia over the weekend to be honored by his former franchise. By the looks of things, he had plenty of fun doing so.
Known as a ladies’ man throughout his MLB career, the former slugger hit the bar scene pretty hard and apparently got touchy feely in one pic. According to Crossing Broad, the woman who shared this picture on Twitter...
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Patrick “Pat” Burrell is never one to shy away from a good time. The recently retired baseball player signed a one day contract with the Philadelphia so he could retire a Philly…apparently though you can’t retire from being a creep. -TO
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"Dominating" is the word that Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill used to describe former teammate Kerry Wood before injuries affected his pitching career. Wood's retirement was one of the highlights of the weekend. The Chicago Cubs pitcher bowed out after 16 years in Major League Baseball, most of them with Chicago. Hill played with the Cubs and Wood from 2005 to 2008. He talks...
Jon Lester didn't have his best night tonight, however he definitely had a better one than Joe Blanton. Lester looked to get the Sox a win in hopes of being able to have a shot to take the series on Sunday.
Lester pitched 6 innings, gave up 8 H, 4 R, 1 BB and 3 Ks. He didn't look sharp and in the later innings he was constantly letting batters on base, however not...
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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...