Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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
  Tags: college, giants, phillies, rays

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant 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

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Dingbat_Charlie
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 14 August 2014: The American Pastimes of Rock ’n’ Roll, Baseball and Poetry
(1960 - 9:16pm, Aug 17)
Last: DavidFoss

NewsblogWhen I was 17, it was a very good OMNICHATTER, for August 17, 2017
(87 - 9:15pm, Aug 17)
Last: He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB)

NewsblogFirst pitch astray at Fenway | Red Sox
(18 - 9:12pm, Aug 17)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogOlney: Baseball must end its beanball legacy
(5 - 8:58pm, Aug 17)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogArthur: Buster Posey Has Quietly Become A Lock For Cooperstown
(7 - 8:52pm, Aug 17)
Last: zachtoma

Gonfalon CubsNow or Never
(74 - 8:14pm, Aug 17)
Last: Moses Taylor, Unwavering Optimist

NewsblogMets' Gsellman irritates GM Sandy Alderson with 'I don't care' comment
(1 - 7:39pm, Aug 17)
Last: frannyzoo

NewsblogSkunk in the Outfield
(1 - 7:38pm, Aug 17)
Last: Greg Franklin

NewsblogJoey Votto on base twice for 20th game in row | MLB.com
(33 - 7:09pm, Aug 17)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogJered Weaver Announces Retirement | MLB.com
(26 - 6:52pm, Aug 17)
Last: OCF

NewsblogPearlman: The Fallout From Sportswriting's Filthiest Fuck-Up
(16 - 6:00pm, Aug 17)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogTravis d’Arnaud’s position in Wednesday’s box score read “3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B”
(41 - 5:37pm, Aug 17)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2007 Discussion
(14 - 5:35pm, Aug 17)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogOn the risks of categorizing a continuous variable (with an application to baseball data)
(17 - 5:30pm, Aug 17)
Last: Mike Emeigh

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(1806 - 5:09pm, Aug 17)
Last: jmurph

Page rendered in 0.2775 seconds
47 querie(s) executed