Pat Burrell could never be in the news enough if you ask us. As you likely know, The Bat is now a scout in the San Francisco Giants organization. The same organization that won the World Series last night.
Over the weekend the former member of the 2008 WFC Philadelphia Phillies was allegedly involved in some sort of altercation with CBS Sports baseball writer Jon Heyman. At least that's what Heyman had to say about it on Twitter, as recounted by Deadspin.
The origin of the altercation is hazy, but Heyman said that Kevin Millar and an MLB PB guy had to intercede when "Pat Burrell tried to fight [him] in bar." The bat even cursed!
That's about all the pertinent details, but Deadspin has some more minor anecdotes, including a tweet from Philadelphia sports writing soothsayer Kevin Cooney.
Pat the Bat, making things happen at local drinking establishments since 1998.
NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.
Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).
Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.
Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.
Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.
Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.
Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.
Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats.
Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season.
Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin.
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P