Phillies Honoring Burrell Tonight

For one day, Pat Burrell will wear red pinstripes again.Pat the Bat will throw out the first pitch in tonight’s game against the Boston Red Sox. Burrell signed a one-day contract so that he could retire with the Phillies. Burrell is currently a scout with the San Francisco Giants, the team he won his second … Continue reading Phillies Honoring Burrell Tonight

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Burrell to Retire as Phillie

The Phillies will have one more campaign with left fielder Pat Burrell, though it will only last a day. The 35-year-old slugger, who retired after last season, will sign a one-day contract with the Phillies so that he could retire with the team that drafted him with the first overall pick in the 1998 amateur … Continue reading Burrell to Retire as Phillie

Farewell Pat the Bat

After JD Drew was drafted by the Phillies and refused to sign, the organization and the fans wanted to put the ordeal behind them. Pat Burrell made them forget. After 12 seasons in the major leagues, the longtime Phillies slugger decided to hang up his spikes. It was a tumultuous relationship for Burrell and the … Continue reading Farewell Pat the Bat

Ex-Phillie Burrell Retires

One of the most important cogs in the 2008 World Series team, Pat Burrell, has retired today. Drafted with the first overall pick in the 1998 draft, Burrell played 1306 games with the Phillies in nine seasons. He finished with a .257 average and 251 home runs as a Phillie. He hit 292 home runs … Continue reading Ex-Phillie Burrell Retires

Faceoff: Who should we thank?

Question: Was Pat Gillick responsible for the Phillies current success as a franchise and perenial power in Major League Baseball? Writer Brian Jacobs decided challenge the rest of the Faceoff competitors with this question and John Russo, reeling from his loss to Christian Hetrick, wanted to get himself in the win column. Brian: Yes. The … Continue reading Faceoff: Who should we thank?

Giants Win World Series

The Rangers needed a stellar performance from Cliff Lee to keep their hopes alive. Instead they got six shut-out innings from him before Edgar Renteria’s three-run bomb in the seventh helped lead the Giants to a 3-1 win. It was the first time the Giants won the World Series since 1954 when they were still … Continue reading Giants Win World Series

Stayin’ Alive

And the Phillies are going back home to. With the mantra, “one game at a time,” the Phils took game five and made it a 3-2 NLCS with a huge win Thursday night, 4-2. Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum did battle again. But it was the three-run third inning for the Phils that put Lincecum … Continue reading Stayin’ Alive

SF: Here’s Your Sign

“What a classless bunch if idiots!” “Those people in Philadelphia are horrible people!” “City of Brotherly Love my ass!” I’m sure you heard it all after how “classless” our fans were during the first two games of the NLCS for their signs for Tim Lincecum and former fan favorite Pat Burrell. Well for those who … Continue reading SF: Here’s Your Sign

Lincecum Just A Little Better

The pitching duel had a third party involved: home plate umpire Derryl Cousins. Cousins was erratic as Tim Lincecum was able to best Roy Halladay as the Giants took game one of the best-of-seven series, 4-3, Saturday night. Squeezing both pitchers and hurting batters AB’s on both sides of the plate Cousins made it difficult … Continue reading Lincecum Just A Little Better

Phormer Phils: Pat Burrell

For nine seasons, Pat Burrell had a home in Philadelphia. At first, it was home sweet home to him and after that, he was often booed and begged to leave the City of Sometimes Loved. 2008 was a different year though. Burrell enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career and in that same … Continue reading Phormer Phils: Pat Burrell