To celebrate the upcoming inauguration, each day we’ll post a different Obamicon, featuring one of our favorite baseball personalities. Today, we present Pat Burrell (take one drink).
The Phillies drafted Burrell with the first pick in the 1998 MLB draft and from day one his play (on and off the field) was such that fans were inspired to ask the question: man or machine?
While his patient approach at the plate led some to believe that Burrell was hard-wired, the tales of his numerous female conquests led me to a singular conclusion: Burrell is all man.
Everyone in Philadelphia — not just the ladies — will miss Burrell. He was a talented ballplayer with a gift for negotiating the city’s sometimes hyper-critical media and fickle fans. But above all, he was a hunk.