Just like Trevor Hoffman did after leaving San Diego, Pat Burrell took out an ad to say goodbye to the fans who booed the crap out of him for most of his career.


The ornery crew over at The Fightins ganked the ad from today's Philadelphia Daily News:

I said this before when the Phillies picked up that spicy little minx, Raul Ibanez, back in December — Burrell's a classy sonuvabitch. And what penmanship!



TOMORROW: A new face is attempting to blog in these here parts. Tommy Craggs will help you through your Saturday afternoon of bubble-bursting, seed-securing chaos. Bring your poo bombs. He likes it rough. I'll be here as well, for just enough time to pre-drink before my birthday party.


Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. And thanks for the photo, Chris B.

And now, I'm giving an early present to myself and posting Pearl Jam and Chris Cornell doing their Temple of the Dog routine. This is when Ed Vedder was in his helmet-haired blonde phase and Cornell was in his Nicky Katt from Dazed and Confused phase and bursting his vocal cords.