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. 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

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - February 2016
(222 - 1:13am, Feb 08)
Last: Norcan

NewsblogOT: 2016 NFL Playoffs Thread
(2158 - 12:56am, Feb 08)
Last: Norcan

NewsblogThe Cespedes gamble: The biggest MLB position-change risks | New York Post
(10 - 12:45am, Feb 08)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogBip Roberts Was The First Bip
(11 - 12:09am, Feb 08)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOTP - 2016 February 1: Donald Trump spends $450,000 on red baseball caps in just three months
(2594 - 12:05am, Feb 08)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogJonny Gomes: Sayonara, For Now: Why I’m Playing In Japan
(22 - 11:41pm, Feb 07)
Last: villainx

NewsblogSuddenly Frugal Yankees Playing Long Game With Eye On Bryce Harper
(71 - 11:36pm, Feb 07)
Last: Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB)

NewsblogStick to Sports? NEVER! The Intersectionalist Manifesto – HardballTalk
(11 - 11:34pm, Feb 07)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

NewsblogSchoenfield: Top 5 Hall of Fame classes
(47 - 11:27pm, Feb 07)
Last: bjhanke

NewsblogPadres say they’re not rebuilding, plan to compete in 2016 | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
(8 - 11:11pm, Feb 07)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread - February 2016
(66 - 10:58pm, Feb 07)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogChecking the facts ... yup, MLB still has greater parity than the NFL
(42 - 3:46pm, Feb 07)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogSunday Notes: Seratelli’s Sayonara, Kaminsky’s Curve, Cards, ARod Managing, more | FanGraphs Baseball
(4 - 3:34pm, Feb 07)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogScott Boras, other baseball minds propose anti-tanking measures - Buster Olney Blog- ($Insider$)
(71 - 1:11pm, Feb 07)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogWANTED: New home for American League baseball team | Tampa Bay Times
(12 - 12:46pm, Feb 07)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

Page rendered in 0.1219 seconds
47 querie(s) executed