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Pat Burrell was in Town for Larry Andersen’s Wedding This Weekend and a Loosely Sourced Twitter Report Has Him Drinking “About 30 Beers”

Kyle Scott - November 12, 2012

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Pat Burrell was in town for Larry Andersen’s fourth wedding* this weekend. He was at McGillin’s on Thursday, and while there isn't visual evidence of that visit, we did come across a few pics and Tweets from the weekend. Sadly, there was no shirtless dancing at an after-hours members-only press club (that we know of), but there is this picture of Burrell with a guy called “Big Joe,” which is awesome. 

And this, from someone who apparently works at an establishment where alcohol is served: 

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Also, I want to talk about that purple shirt-tie combo for a second: What lucky lady do we think was tightly secured with the tie and temporarily blinded by the shirt only to regain vision in time to forcibly admire the ornate ceiling stylings of a Center City hotel room? In other words: If you saw Burrell this weekend, we want to hear about it.

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*In 2004, when interning at CSN, we used to log game footage and were given the direct feed of Phillies broadcasts, meaning we got to hear announcers talking to each other during commercial breaks. On one occasion, while the Phils were playing the Expos, LA could be heard telling Harry about a conquest he had met, and perhaps bagged, the night before in Montreal and how he would call her the next time they were in town. There’s not much more to it, but you haven’t lived until you’ve heard Harry and LA discuss some Canadian strange.

We’ve Obtained Pictures of Pat Burrell Day Drinking and Grabbing a Girl’s Breast in Northern Liberties Yesterday

Kyle Scott - May 21, 2012

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Pic via (@kelminusel)

It happened. It happened just like the video said.

Pat Burrell was out and about this weekend. On Friday night, he was seen at his favorite haunt, the Irish Pub. He was later with Chase Utley at The Cafe (right next to the Irish Pub), according to Philly.com's Dan Gross.  Then, as first reported here, he was seen dancing shirtless at the Pen and Pencil Club until around 3 a.m., when he left with a “mediocre looking brunette,” according to one tipster. Chase Utley and his wife were also with Burrell at the after-hours club. Deadspin unearthed an additional detail about that night: Burrell rung up a $158 tab and didn’t leave a tip. 

On Saturday, Burrell once again headed over to the Pen and Pencil Club, according to Deadspin. Darren Daulton was said to be there too, but Pat and Dutch were there separately and no additional details were given.

Yesterday, Burrell continued the party with some day drinking during Dayload at Kings Oak in the Piazza, where he grabbed this girl's left boob… but you're going to have to take a step over the jump to see the pictures.

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Video: Pat Burrell Throws Out First Pitch

Kyle Scott - May 20, 2012

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Unfortunately, FOX – the same network that aired an hour's worth of Brits receiving the Champions League trophy yesterday – pissed down its leg and didn’t show us any of Pat Burrell’s retirement ceremony. 

Phillies.com has some video of Burrell throwing out the first pitch, and you can watch it after the jump.

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Burrelled: Pat Burrell was Spotted Dancing Shirtless at an After Hours Club Early This Morning

Kyle Scott - May 19, 2012

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Oh no. It’s begun.
 

A video from our friends at BirdText.com warned us of this fateful day– May 19, 2012, when Pat Burrell returns to Philadelphia to retire as a Phillie… and, quote, “fuck every pussy he sees.”

The Bat wasted no time getting after it early this morning. We’ll let an anonymous reader fill you in with this unedited email, which was sent at 5:03 a.m.:  

I work at a bar in center city and usually get done fairly close to 2am. So after a long night of work I go to the Pen and Pencil so grab some beers (don't know if you heard of the place). Well guess what? Tonight I get done close to 2 roll to the pnp and go to grab some beers at the bar. Guess who I see dancing like an idiot and wearing a blazer with clearly no shirt on underneath? The one and only Pat Burrell. I roll up and say whats up to him and go to enjoy my beers and relax. My other buddy from work shows up and points to the table that Pat the Bat is sitting at, and guess who else has joined this table of smoking hot blondes? Chase motherfucking Utley, sitting there drinking a lager. Needless to say, I wasnt surprised to see Pat the Bat acting like an asshole in the PNP at 3am but Chase sure was. He left a little after 3 shortly after Pat left with some mediocre looking brunette.  

 

Ahh! It’s happening. Everything is happening just like the video said! 

Somewhat skeptical of any email I receive between the hours of 2-6 a.m., I quick Twitter searched for any other sightings.

We have one:

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It’s important to note that Burrell rocking blazer-over-bare chest at the Pen and Pencil Club is delightfully ridiculous. The members-only bar bills itself as “the nation’s oldest press club.” It was established in 1892 as a place for scriptuals to gather and regale each other with tales of the day. And to get really drunk. They probably got really drunk there. The club is operated by several members of the Inquirer, Daily News, and other local outlets.  

Burrell and Utley were always good friends and drinking buddies, so it’s no surprise they were out together. Quite frankly, the whole scene makes me a little misty-eyed, longing for the days of yesteryear when Chase Utley had knees and Pat Burrell could be spotted on any given Friday night dancing shirtless at an after-hours club.

Never forget.

UPDATE: Burrell was at the Irish Pub, too.

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A few folks in the comments provides additional details, but take those with a grain of salt.

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On May 19, Don’t Let Your Girl Get Burrelled

Kyle Scott - May 9, 2012

More fine work from our friends at BirdText.com. Take your girl out on May 19… because Pat Burrell is coming back to town.

Shane Victorino: “Pat Burrell was similar to a godfather”

Kyle Scott - April 17, 2012

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Aubrey Huff kisses Pat Burrell, after he won his second World Series title

Any time someone refers to Pat Burrell as a godfather and talks about how he was every woman’s dream, we will always post about it.

In this morning’s Daily News (incredibly, they still have money for ink!), Marcus Hayes penned a lengthy styling about two-time World Champion (I know, that just looks weird) Pat Burrell, who will be throwing out the first pitch at tonight’s Phillies-Giants game and will sign a one-day contract to a retire a Phillie on May 19. The story, which talks about how much of a leader and mentor Burrell was (especially to Chase Utley), is well worth your time. But this one part stood out.

Take it away, Marcus: [Philly.com]

The corner locker belonged to Burrell. He radiated charisma, with his Ray Liotta eyes and his Rat Pack exploits.

"He handled his business," says Howard, grinning. "If you're going to go out and party or whatever, you have to come in the next day to handle your business . . . I know it's hard to believe, but he was very professional.

"He was a big-leaguer."

"He was the guy," says Shane Victorino. "He was a cornerstone piece on this team, But, when you think about Pat Burrell, and what he was in this city, not just from a baseball standpoint, he was an iconic person.

"He was everybody's dream. Every girl's dream," Victorino says.

Every player watched how Pat dressed, what Pat drove, where Pat lived, how Pat tipped clubhouse attendants and barkeeps, says Victorino: "He was similar to a godfather."

 

Or a gimp.

It is an interesting read about how Burrell was looked up to despite his late nights and being forced to take a back seat to Rollins, Utley, Howard and Co. when they arrived in the mid-oughts. It’s nothing that most of us didn’t already know, but includes some good quotes from Victorino, Howard, Thome and Manuel.

Pat Burrell Will Sign One-Day Contract With Phillies

Kyle Scott - April 12, 2012

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THE BAT HAS RETURNED!

The Phillies have announced that Pat Burrell will sign a one-day minor league contract so he can retire as a Phillie. He will be honored prior to the May 19th game against the Red Sox.

Earlier this spring, Ruben Amaro said that the team would consider the gesture, but no announcement had been made until today.

Awesome move. Get the legs spreading, Rittenhouse area– Pat is back.

Doug Glanville Takes Us Inside The Early-Career of Pat Burrell

Kyle Scott - February 2, 2012

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Of course Doug Glanville, a Penn grad, can write. 

He does it quite well, actually. 

Earlier today, Glanville penned a lengthy piece for ESPN.com in which he talked about the (life and!) career of Pat Burrell, whom he played alongside of for a few seasons. Glanville provided some anecdotal bits of tid on teammates’ feelings toward Bat, Bat’s work ethic and, of course, his extracurricular activities. 

Some excerpts.

On Pat coming up as a rookie:

I remember watching Burrell's first batting practice and hearing the whispers around the field. His swing: "He hits with a lot of top spin." His image: "He kind of reminds me of any good-hitting first baseman with no glove." He was already eroding locker room goodwill, just for taking BP. All eyes were on him.

Then the real game began and he became more than the first-round draft pick on a joy ride; he became a teammate, my left fielder. He came off a spring training, where he truly looked like he was on his way. Dominating the game, hitting to all fields, hitting for power and average. It was the first moment when we all finally said, "OK, I see why they thought this guy was good."

 

On Pat's incredible work ethic, which, I think, is one of the reasons he was so well-liked here– he partied, yeah, but it was obvious that he wanted to win, badly:

I played with faster outfielders than Pat, but few worked as well with me. He always paid attention to where I had to position him for the hitter, always knew the situation, and if he had something to add, he respectfully suggested something else. Hustle was never an issue. If he didn't get to a ball, it was simply because he couldn't.

Even when the money rolled in, he was still working out there. The Phillies offered him a contract right after the first breakout year. All the armchair GMs (composed of both players and fans) came alive talking about how the organization couldn't wait to throw money at him. They decided he hadn't done it for long enough. Even if that was true, that wasn't his fault. He kept working on that ball down the left-field line. 

 

And on Pat The Bat

He also had to endure the jealousy and voyeurism around his social life, often more of a topic than his game. Certainly, he loved to get after the nightlife and seemed to be in a vicious circle between self and being in character (I called him "Ray Liotta" on a few occasions). Just as most players with his kind of access. But his name was daily tabloid fodder and everyone knew the fame level of his date before they did his batting average. Nothing was more interesting than when his Hollywood ex-girlfriend sang the national anthem when we were playing the Dodgers. He took a lot of heat about that one. From me, in particular.

 

Who. Is. Dat. Woman? 

Full article from Glanville here.

UPDATE: via smfiv in the comments, the celebrity was Rosa Blasi.