Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pat Burrell Beats the Phillies

Pat Burrell, the former Phillies left fielder who was unceremoniously let go after leading the World Series victory parade last November, got a measure of revenge against his old team last night. Leading his new team, the Tampa Bay Rays, to a victory over the Phils last night, Burrell hit a two-run homer in the second inning and then drove in the third run with a fielder's choice in the 8th inning. The Rays won 3-1, with Burrell driving in all three runs. Although he didn't specifically say so, that had to have been particularly sweet for the jilted outfielder. Unfortunately, the Phillies and their fans failed to appreciate Pat Burrell until it was too late. I, for one, was--and still am--sorry to see him in another team's uniform.

On another note, Brad Lidge was activated from the disabled list today and returned to the active roster. Let's hope that the 15-day rehab stint helped him and that the Brad Lidge that returns to the mound is the one who was last year's hero and not the one who has been eminently hittable so far this year....

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