Thanks, Pat! And Good Luck!

Former Phillies left fielder Pat Burrell sure stayed classy by taking out a full-page ad in both the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer, thanking the Phillies organization and its fans for the support in his nine-year Major League tenure in the City of Brotherly Love.

Here is the ad Pat had published in the newspapers. Click it to enlarge it.

Pat Burrell full page ad

I, for one, will sorely miss Pat Burrell. He may not have exactly been a role model but he never got in trouble off the field and this is about the worst he got on the field. He persevered despite unrelenting criticism during and following his 2003 struggles, and never said one bad thing about the fans.

For athletes who are relatively new to Philadelphia or are thinking about playing in Philadelphia in the future, look at Pat the Bat if you want to know how to deal with Philly fans.

I wish Pat all the luck in the world as he starts anew in Tampa Bay. Hopefully the Phillies once again meet up with the Rays in the World Series.

Hat tip to The Phightins.