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Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Bat Stands Pat: Pat Burrell Hangs It Up

Burrell was elected into the University of Miami Hall of Fame in 2008 and was followed two seasons later by Aubrey Huff(notes) and Jason Michaels(notes). Huff later credited Pat with helping him overcome his shyness by saying “I broke out of my shell at the University of Miami when I got around guys like Burrell.”

How did Burrell help? Well, here’s one story Huff has told:

  “After two weeks at Miami, I wanted to go home [...] So my mom flies out, trying to convince me to stay. I was living with two seniors and they ragged me, too. I just didn’t understand all this baseball ragging nonsense. She’s in my room one night and I’m sitting on my bed and she’s telling me to give it another two weeks.

  “Anyway, there’s a knock on the door, and before I can even get off the bed, Pat comes barging in with a six-pack in his hand, dripping wet, buck naked.”

Bourbon Samurai is disturbed by bagel developments Posted: November 17, 2011 at 06:02 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. jacjacatk Posted: November 17, 2011 at 06:45 PM (#3995781)
My son's pitching instructor roomed with Burrell at Miami, too, and pretty much every story I've heard about Pat revolves around him being buck naked.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 17, 2011 at 07:18 PM (#3995860)
Do Machines dream of electric sheep?
   3. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: November 17, 2011 at 07:23 PM (#3995871)
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 17, 2011 at 08:25 PM (#3995964)
I still use the Pat the Bat bat-shaped key chain that my son gave me for Father's Day 2001. The bat surface is naked (the last sign of ink disappeared at least 5 years ago).
   5. Bob Evans Posted: November 18, 2011 at 12:14 AM (#3996148)
My son's pitching instructor roomed with Burrell at Miami, too, and pretty much every story I've heard about Pat revolves around him being buck naked.

"So, we were picking raspberries when Pat..."

"There we were, 500 feet up in a balloon, when Pat..."

"How awesome was it at the ice skating rink when Pat..."
   6. ray james Posted: November 18, 2011 at 02:15 AM (#3996204)
My son's pitching instructor roomed with Burrell at Miami, too, and pretty much every story I've heard about Pat revolves around him being buck naked.


Oh, so that's where he got his nickname...

OK, it makes sense now.
   7. There's a bustle in Misirlou's hedgerow Posted: November 18, 2011 at 03:54 AM (#3996233)
The Machine!!
   8. Walt Davis Posted: November 18, 2011 at 07:45 AM (#3996318)
“Anyway, there’s a knock on the door, and before I can even get off the bed, Pat comes barging in with a six-pack in his hand, dripping wet, buck naked.”

I think I've seen that movie

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