Baseball has been a much more boring sport ever since Pat "The Machine" Burrell decided to hang up the spikes. But Burrell hasn't left us completely behind. Now a scout with the Giants, Burrell showed up at yesterday's game to take a few hacks in BP. Wearing slacks and a pair of Vans, the ol' slugger launched one right out of the stadium.
What a swing that was, made all the better by the brief flash of middle-aged gut and the strut that came with it. So we know that Burrell can still stick it, but what about, you know, all that other stuff he used to do? Is The Machine still revving from time to time?
Right on, Pat. Right on.