Friday, February 27, 2015

Burrell Finally Gets His Due

Pat "The Bat" Burrell was WSBGMs first inductee into our Hall of Fame.  Here's a snippet of our 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-field performance is only part of what makes Pat Burrel fascinating. Homeruns made Burrell a favorite, but stories of womanizing, boozing, Marlboro smoking have made him a legend.

Burrell posts - There are soooooo many Burrell posts, I can't begin to narrow them down. Just search for Burrell on the blog search on the right toolbar if you are so inclined. You'll find posts marking the end of the Burrell era (two years ago...), posts touting him for an All-Star spot, and MVP award or the Triple Crown, and posts arguing that he should play more and play less. So, in lieu of specific posts, I'll put up a few of my favorite Burrell photos.

Well, he's already been inducted into both the WSBGMs Hall of Fame and his alma mater's at the University of Miami.  And now, he gets the recognition he deserves as a member of the Phillies, becoming a member of their Wall of Fame in 2015.  Congrats!


Andrew said...

What about the photo from my avatar. Its a classic!

GM-Carson said...

Can't post that, or I'll break the internet like that Kim Kardashian picture.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Phillies lost to a Division 2 college team today. Yet, there are f'n idiot fans out there that honestly think they'll be a surprise contender.

Robert Dalton said...

Mostly minor leaguers played, but yeah no need to rush out for ticket sales for October games.

Congrats Burrell!

Phillies keep talking like they have something to prove, which should be good.

If this team finds offense all year with their pitching then they could be good. However too many injury concerns and underperforming will keep everyone expecting not m7ch from them