If you don't know about the legend of Pat Burrell, you're a little late. He's retired. It would be tough to catch up now. Yet on Wednesday, we got two pieces of confirmation that even though the player is no more, the legend lives on.
First, here's a GIF of Burrell hitting a batting practice homer in slacks, as his former manager attempts to distract him:
You know he couldn't really see you, right, Boch? But if that weren't enough Burrell for one day, this is from a radio interview earlier in the day:
Pat Burrell on dating as a scout as opposed to as a player 'I can still pluck one from the herd once in a while' #BTH— 95.7 The GAME (@957thegame) April 2, 2014
Interesting choice of words! Usually predators pluck the young or sick members of the herd. But if Burrell were here, he'd probably tell you that young and sick is just how he likes them. Then he would wink. For some reason, you would be okay with it.
To Pat Burrell!
Never change. Also, stay away from my daughters.