Bill Conlin wrote an article for the Philadelphia Daily News recently that was largely pro-Pat Burrell, with the premise that Burrell couldn’t be faulted for few wins in past Aprils, but he finished the column off with a nice little jab:
Burrell went into a .194 June free fall but hit six mostly window-dressing homers with 16 RBI.
A poster at backshegoes.com wondered whether this was actually true, and dove into the game logs. He found that this just wasn’t true:
1 HR while the game was tied, 2 HR when the phillies were down by one (both of which gave them the lead), 2 HR in the same game which turned what could’ve been a blowout into a one run game, and 1 HR to begin a rally which turned a 7 run deficit into a 3 run game! WAY TO HIT THEM WHEN THEY DONT MATTER, PAT!
So Conlin, and many fans, was simply wrong. But he didn’t stop there. This fan took it upon himself to spread the good news to the rest of the Phillies faithful, this time via YouTube. Enjoy it, share it, just make sure you watch it: