Pat Burrell Can Still Hit Dingers

The Giants broadcast showed a video of former Phillie Pat Burrell taking some casual batting practice before last night’s game against the Diamondbacks. Apparently, Burrell hasn’t lost much in retirement, as he hit a home run that “went out by a bunch”, according to the telecast. Burrell is currently serving as a scout for the Giants.

GM Ruben Amaro surely isn’t closing the door on Burrell’s playing career just yet. If Bobby Abreu is worth a shot at 40, Burrell might be worth one at 37. I kid, of course. But Amaro isn’t.

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  1. Dweeb O'Witz

    April 03, 2014 12:01 PM

    Why not, at this point? It’ll be funny to watch, at least.

  2. Nehemiah

    April 03, 2014 09:15 PM

    The Ruben Amaro link goes to Sr., not Jr. I don’t really care that much, I just thought you might want to know.

  3. Roger Freed

    April 04, 2014 01:30 AM

    I’m sure Ryan Howard will still hit dingers like that when he’s gone, when it doesn’t count.

  4. Roger Freed

    April 04, 2014 01:32 AM

    Ruben could probably use a long vacation.

  5. Josh

    April 04, 2014 11:35 PM

    My question is, why is he a scout for the giants? If he wanted to get into scouting the phils should have given him a chance.

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