Pat Burrell retired this week. Somebodyisfromhere.com wrote a nuanced piece about him right after the Phillies won the World Series explaining Philly sports through the prism of Burrell.
Since his departure, not everything said about Pat the Bat has been kind. There have been whispers that he’s not the best of guys. Media personalities are prone to say things like he was a cancer or this or that. Anthony Gargano, an otherwise good natured radio host, hints on his show that if Philly knew the real Burrell they wouldn’t like him as much as they do. He then declines to go further.
It’s unfair to the fans, of course, to make these kinds of hints. That is not to say the fans deserve to know the sordid details, but it’s up to the media to tell us everything or tell us nothing.
With this in mind, Somebodyisfromhere.com sticks to his guns. In the end, fans might be right or wrong about the real Pat Burrell, but their perspective is their perspective. All Somebodyisfromhere.com wanted to do was explain it.