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Comment of the Day: Pat Burrell breathes a sigh of relief

Nov 2, 2010, 12:29 PM EDT

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Levi Stahl and I had the exact same thought following Edgar Rentaria’s dinger:

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen any player more clearly relieved to have been taken off the hook than Pat Burrell after that home run. He just looked flat-out overjoyed and grateful–it was like Renteria had won the game just for him. It made me smile.

Seriously. It’s been ages since anyone had as bad a World Series as Burrell did — he was 0 for 13 with 11 strikeouts — and because of that home run bailing him out and the Giants win, no one will remember it.

  1. Jonny 5 - Nov 2, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    Well If they’d just let him come to bat in his “Machine” uniform as he’s been requesting, he’d be able to knock it right outta there…. I blame Selig!

  2. Stephen Jay - Nov 2, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Fact: Burrell has more World Series rings than World Series hits.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 2, 2010 at 2:54 PM

      That’s remarkable.

  3. Detroit Michael - Nov 2, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    He did have two walks and a run scored in the World Series. Still atrocious, but not quite as hapless as the stats cited in Craig’s article might make it appear.

  4. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 2, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    It was great to see Pat that into it, and just as great to see him feel as responsible as he must have felt. Well done, 48754238754894 year old Edgar Renteria.

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