Phillies Trivia: Who Am I?

Hello Philliedelphia nation and welcome to another edition of Phillies trivia Today we will once do another Who Am I segment. We had a great response to last week's question and almost all of you responded correctly with Pat Burrell. Nice job to all. Without further delay, here are the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

PN Interview: 6th round draft pick LHP Tyler Gilbert

Tyler Gilbert, image- Jay Floyd After being drafted in the 6th round out of USC in this year’s MLB first year player draft, left-hander Tyler Gilbert has looked impressive for the Class A short-season Williamsport Crosscutters.  In nine outings (seven starts), the 21-year-old California native sports a 3-3 record with a 3.00 ERA while striking out 38 batters and walking just...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Coping with the end of an era

Please welcome back Tim Malcolm! Tim was the editor-in-cheif of Phillies Nation from 2006 to 2009. The struggle to cope through change has been documented for centuries. In one moment your experiences marry the ongoing popular culture and the people carrying influence; then, in an instant, no longer. You’re a dinosaur. Your views aren’t those of the youth. Your experiences are...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Honor Pat Burrell In Friday Night’s Game Against Atlanta Braves

The Philadelphia Phillies will play their first full series without Cole Hamels this weekend, as the former World Series MVP, World Series Champion and franchise ace for the past decade was sent packing to the Texas Rangers. In the deal, the Phillies received high-ranking catching prospect Jorge Alfaro, outfielder Nick Williams and minor league pitchers Alec Asher, Jake Thompson...
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August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Burrell added to Phillies Wall of Fame, but who else from 2008 joins him?

For the second time in franchise history the Philadelphia Phillies immortalized one of the members of the 2008 World Series champions. Pat Burrell joined manager Charlie Manuel on the wall Friday evening prior to the Phillies 9-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Burrell is the first player from the 2008 team to be added to the Wall of Fame, but he clearly will not be the last. So...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Burrell: 'It was a fun ride'

Pat Burrell walked to the podium, wearing his new Phillies jersey with Wall of Fame patch, and broke the microphone stand. It was the start of a comical speech for Burrell, who touched on many memories and stories from his nine seasons with the Phillies. Ultimately, it ended with sentiment....
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Buchanan front runs as bats explode in win against Atlanta

WP: David Buchanan (2-5, 6.44 ERA) LP: Williams Perez (4-1, 4.14 ERA) Philadelphia, PA - In a busy day where Cole Hamels said goodbye to the city he's called home during his baseball career and where Pat Burrell was put on the Wall of Fame, the Phillies bats showed up...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Former slugging outfielder Pat Burrell inducted into Phillies Wall of Fame

View image | One of the key players from the 2008 World Series Championship team, Pat Burrell, has been inducted as the 37th member of the Philadelphia Phillies' Wall of Fame. Former manager of his, and last year's recipient of the honor, Charlie Manuel, introduced Burrell before the fans,...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Champion Phillie Burrell takes place among franchise legends

View image | The wave of 2008 Phillies are starting to join the Wall of Fame. Last season, it was Charlie Manuel. This season, it is Pat Burrell. Burrell is just the first of many players from the 2008 Phillies – some whose time must wait until their playing...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch former Phillie Pat Burrell wipe out on a wakeboard

As he rehabs an ankle injury and unwinds at the All-Star break, Chase Utley received just the levity he needed amid a rough season while vacationing with former Philadelphia Phillies teammate Pat Burrell. Utley and Burrell headed out on a boat on Idaho's Lake Coeur d'Alene for some relaxation and fun over the break – and some amusement as well. Burrell, who was one of the Phillies...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 MLB draft: Which prospects might Miami Hurricanes lose?

Notes from Monday’s practice at Mark Light Field, where UM coach Jim Morris and several players talked during preparations for a College World Series opener against Florida (either 3 or 8 p.m. Saturday, ESPN) and Monday night’s commencement of the MLB draft (7 p.m., MLB Network) … * The draft used to run into College World Series time, but that has changed. Luckily for Suarez...
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June 08, 2015

Nori Aoki Thriving in First Season with San Francisco

  Nori Aoki #23 of the San Francisco Giants grounds out in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) Michael Morse, Gregor Blanco, Melky Cabrera, Cody Ross, Pat Burrell, Fred Lewis. Those are the names of the Giants’ starting left fielders since the start of the 2008...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies’ Former 2011 First-Round Draft Pick Larry Greene, Jr. Retires

After three minor league seasons, Phillies’ 2011 first-round draft pick Larry Greene, Jr. has apparently called it a career after not reporting to minor league camp in Clearwater, Florida. However, the Philadelphia Daily News reported the Phillies weren’t ready to close the door on Greene just yet. “I wouldn’t go on record with the retirement thing,” minor-league development...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Burrell Finally Gets His Due

Pat "The Bat" Burrell was WSBGMs first inductee into our Hall of Fame.  Here's a snippet from the first ballot from back in 2009.Pat Burrell - Burrell is my favorite Phillie of all time, so this is a sentimental pick for me. But he has some WSBGM's Hall cred, too. Possibly no other player has been as analyzed and scrutinized as often and as severely as Pat Burrell. But his on...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Yay or Nay: Burrell on the Wall of Fame?

High five to Burrell for being named a Phillies’ Wall of Famer today. Pat Burrell was announced as the 2015 inductee on to the Phillies’ Wall of Fame earlier today. The selection sparked debate on the internet and on the airways, as folks argued the whys and why nots of Burrell being added to the Wall. Here are some of the arguments – feel free to jump in the discussion. The...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies to Induct Burrell Onto Wall of Fame

Today, the Phillies announced that they will induct former outfielder Pat Burrell onto their Wall of Fame later this season. Phillies announce they will induct Pat “The Bat” Burrell onto Phillies Wall of Fame. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) February 26, 2015   Burrell, the first overall pick in the 1998 draft, had his share of ups and downs while in a Phillies uniform. In...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat "The Bat" Burrell Announced as 2015 Phillies' Wall of Fame Inductee

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that Pat Burrell, 2008 World Series champion, will be this year's Toyota Wall of Fame inductee. And the 37th inductee into the #Phillies Toyota WOF is… Pat Burrell! Induction ceremony on 7/31 prior to the game. — Phillies (@Phillies) February 26, 2015 In nine...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Burrell Going Down a Slip n’ Slide is as Great as it Sounds

Who wants to see former Phillies outfielder Pat “The Bat” Burrell slide down a slip n’ slide in glorious fashion while holding a beverage in his hand? Thanks to Chase Utley, you can see this free of charge. At a Super Bowl party over the weekend, the Phillies’ second baseman posted a short video on his instagram account showing the likely intoxicated Burrell sliding down...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Out of the Batter’s Box – Pat Burrell down a slip-n-slide happened

Football was fun, but going down a slip-n-slide with a drink in hand is more fun. 1. Worst championship coaching decision since Game 6 in 1993? There have been a number of bad decisions made in championship settings over the years in all sports. Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will have a whole offseason wondering what would have happened if he had just decided to hand...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2008 World Series Champions, Chase Utley and Pat Burrell, Reunite for Super Bowl

View image | Former Phillies teammates from 2003-2008 and close friends, Chase Utley and Pat Burrell, have met up once again for Super Bowl festivities. This evening, Utley posted an Instagram video of the 2015 Phillies Wall of Fame candidate, captioned "Super Bowl slip n' slide". It appears Burrell...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Ten Reasons The Giants Are A Dynasty

So many players, coaches, front office people and members of the ownership group have had their hand in the three championships the San Francisco Giants have won over the last five years. But who is the most responsible. Nothing like a top 10 list to debate who had the biggest impact and who is the biggest reason the Giants are being referred to as a dynasty. Honorable Mentioned...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies 2015 Wall of Fame Ballot Includes Pat Burrell, Jim Fregosi, Others

View image | The Phillies released the ballot for candidates for the 2014 Phillies Wall of Fame. The list includes some Phillies of every generation; many of us were not alive when some of the names on the ballot played. Two names really resonate with Phillies fans: 2008 World...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Giants Look to Free Agency to Upgrade Left Field?

Ever since one Barry Lamar Bonds retired after the 2007 season, left field has been a continuous revolving door for the Giants. The team has had various players man the position, some effective, like Pat Burrell, and some not, like Jeff Francoeur, No one player has stuck for any long stretch of time, though. Burrell got old fast, Fred Lewis fell down a lot, Melky Cabrera got busted...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mets And The Wide Talent Gap

If you can remember as far back as last week, you might recall that the Washington Nationals were in town for the first time since Opening Week. That series produced no wins for the Mets, and neither did the more recent one. You may have heard that the Mets record in their last 11 games at home vs. the Nats is 0-11. Overall this year, the Mets have beaten Washington twice in 12...
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Abreu Was A Mets Player In Phillies Uniform Last Night

Photo Courtesy Jody Eichel The Phillies honored Jimmy Rollins last night for becoming the Phillies' all-time hit leader. Present were many of his teammates. It was a rookie year reunion. Second baseman Marlon Anderson, Rollins' double play partner, catcher Mike Lieberthal, outfielder Pat Burrell, and outfielder Bobby Abreu all showed...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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