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Mar
03
2010
Pat Burrell’s induction into the University of Miami Hall of Fame
Posted by at 1:43 pm ET 63 Comments

Before Pat Burrell was a #1 draft pick for the Phillies back in the ’98 amateur draft, he was breaking records and winning Golden Spikes and College World Series MVP awards for the University of Miami. Then in 2008, 10 years after his college career ended, Pat was honored for his collegiate efforts by being inducted into the prestigious sports hall of fame located down there in Coral Gables, Florida. 

So why am I bringing all this up now?  I’m glad you asked.

The fine folks who man the umsportshalloffame YouTube account have been tirelessly uploading various intro videos and induction speeches from years past.  Lucky for us, one of the players they just added was Pat Burrell.

First up is his introduction video, and after the jump you can check out his speech.  I have to warn you though, the University of Miami’s sound engineers didn’t too such a good job with the volume, so you’ll more than likely have to turn it all the way up then place your ear to the speakers. 

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  • http://dougterryisitalian.blogspot.com/ That Guy

    that is one cot damn handsome man.

  • http://www.firerubenamaro.net Phylan

    Haha, Burrell’s nervous tick is touching his nose, and also sniffing, it makes it look like he did a shitload of cocaiHEY WAIT A MINUTE

  • http://twitter.com/missclare Clare

    “…there’s more of you cheering for me than cheering for the Marlins.”

    ZINGGGGGG! Epic zing, bro.

  • Joe D

    Still miss the guy. They left out one key accomplishment from his time at UM though. He bedded 25 times more women than Wilt Chamberlain while he was there.

  • Nicky TiTs

    when is the bat going to be inducted into the crushing pussy HOF?

  • http://www.thefightins.com meech.one

    Don’t quote me on this, but I believe you have to be retired from crushing pussies for at least 4 years before you’re eligible for the crushing pussy HOF. So the only way Pat is getting in there is posthumously.

  • http://twitter.com/Gaze_NJ Gaze_NJ

    It would have been nice to see that .442 batting average in the majors.

  • http://www.weemswear.com Heese

    @Phylan
    No doubt the BAIT had a mountain of blow in his dressing room along with an army of 18 year old ladies.

  • Muscles

    LISTEN TO TONIGHTS PHILLIES VS FSU GAME HERE!

    http://www.seminoles.com/multimedia/baseball.html

  • Joe D

    It was so hard for him not to reference all his sexual escapades during the part where he was talking about all the things he remembers from his days at the u.

  • ICEhawk9

    Holy crap Muscles… you ARE excited!

  • Jdashdog

    I love this man

  • Muscles

    look at my trousers. I’m swollen. 90 degrees!

  • http://www.defendbroadstreet.wordpress.com Matt

    “My nipples are doing things they’ve never done before!”

  • http://thatballsouttahere.com Justin

    When says “I’m gonna lose it here in a minute,” he does mean “puke my pre-dinner car bombs all over the podium,” right? Oh, wait. The wife was there. He means “cry.” Never mind.

  • SJ

    I read that still as “465 total babes”.

  • Ozzie Virgil’s Beard

    Anyone listening to the Phillies exhibition game???

  • stinkbug

    mine says “waiting for video”, what are you getting?

  • http://twitter.com/Gaze_NJ Gaze_NJ

    I got the audio of the game on the Seminoles website but it took forever for QuickTime to load.

  • Ozzie Virgil’s Beard

    I am streaming audio on the Florida State website.

  • http://twitter.com/Gaze_NJ Gaze_NJ

    3 up, 3 down!

  • http://www.defendbroadstreet.wordpress.com Matt

    I wish this game was on mlb.tv. The fuckin Sox/BC game is on but they’re not showing the Phils. Gotta listen to it online.

  • Watrick

    This seems too weird, since it’s not Franzke, Andersen,Wheels, Sarge or Fat Head.

  • Watrick

    Rollins breaks up the no hitter, way to go!

  • Ozzie Virgil’s Beard

    Agreed Watrick.

    Base knock J-Roll

  • http://twitter.com/Gaze_NJ Gaze_NJ

    Polanco currently sports a 100% strike out rate. Bum.

  • Ozzie Virgil’s Beard

    That dude pitching for FSU is 6’8″, 270. Bowden should’ve recruited him to be a lineman.

  • http://www.defendbroadstreet.wordpress.com Matt

    Is anyone else annoyed by the announcers getting JA Happ’s name wrong?

  • Watrick

    My favorite part so far-”Beer here! Beer! Beer! Beer! Beer here!” in the background.

  • Brandon

    @Ozzie’s beard I heard the announcer say that and thought that same thing. That kid followed the wrong sport

  • Ozzie Virgil’s Beard

    We’ve got a Domonic Brown name drop!!

  • http://www.defendbroadstreet.wordpress.com Matt

    @Ozzie Virgil’s Beard-Meech just came in his pants.

  • D. Whitmore

    @brandon

    “that kid” isn’t a kid at all guy.

    http://www.seminoles.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/013007aaa.html

  • Ozzie Virgil’s Beard

    Is the sky falling?

  • http://twitter.com/Gaze_NJ Gaze_NJ

    Kyle Drabek wouldn’t have given up a 3 run HR to a College team! (sarcasm)

  • http://www.thefightins.com meech.one

    Dom Brown with an RBI single!

  • Watrick

    Howard to kid-WOB!

  • stinkbug

    sorry about your catcher, florida

  • http://www.defendbroadstreet.wordpress.com Matt

    That bro should have watched out.

  • stinkbug

    brian beaucock? bocock?

  • Watrick

    Yeah, shout out from guy who can’t pronounce any name right!

  • Watrick

    Why is this guy talking about JD Drew?

  • ivan dejesus is my homeboy

    I wonder if Luther Campbell has been inducted yet?

  • http://www.thefightins.com meech.one

    He *has* to be in there. He’s had more to do with the success of that football program than Howard Schnellenberger & Jimmy Johnson combined.

  • Blaise

    I love how Pat awkwardly started the clap for his coach and then laughed nervously…

  • Heathcliff Slocumb

    This guy ain’t so bad for a college commentator. He gots a good baseball voice.

    For the record, I always root for the college teams in these games, because it’s hysterical when they win. And I love how everyone gets all scared that their team is in trouble when they lose to a college team.

    Here’s cheering for an FSU comeback, and a sprightly “stick it up your ass” to anyone who chooses to give me shit. Have a terrific evening.

  • Heathcliff Slocumb

    Did anyone else happen to hear Tyler Walker yelling in the background just now?

  • Heathcliff Slocumb

    From the top of the 8th to the top of the 9th. Gotta be one of the craziest things I’ve ever heard. Awesome.

  • stinkbug

    heathcliff yeah hehe wth? the poor announcer guy totally has no idea what to say. He just said there are five outs in this inning.

  • Heathcliff Slocumb

    stinkbug – I’m so glad someone else is still listening. this is incredible. still hitting after the game has ended. What!!!??? hahaha

  • stinkbug

    hahahaah that inning had 7 outs but no phillies at bat
    that poor dude. i guess he can pack up now, like he mentioned.

  • Heathcliff Slocumb

    @Matt – I’m not as much annoyed about him announcing the name wrong as I am that Happ insists his name be pronounced “Jay” when it is spelled as the individual letters “J – A”

    That’s stupid and pretentious and sounds like a little kid. If you want people to say Jay, spell Jay.

    Or at least send the commentators pronunciation keys. That’s what I did at my college graduation – wrote a pronunciation key on my name card so the guy announcing everyone wouldn’t fuck it up. It got better though, because the guy was confused as shit about what was written on the card.

  • Heathcliff Slocumb

    Haha. Yeah. Loved the “behind the scenes” listen to what goes on between the commercials. I was really hoping he’d slip-up and shit talk someone.

  • http://www.superfantabulousblog.blogspot.com maria
  • stinkbug

    so for tomorrow it says this:
    vs NYY
    1:05 PM
    CSN / MLBN
    (tape delay)

    does anyone know what they mean by tape delay?

  • http://www.superfantabulousblog.blogspot.com maria

    Forgot to add: http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/4424/charliea.png

    I’m pretty sure his hands are just getting cold. Someone needs to get him a pair of gloves.

  • http://www.thefightins.com meech.one

    haha, I was just about to post that maria.

  • Suz

    Do they tape-delay every Phillies game now because of Chase?

  • Heathcliff Slocumb

    Haha. That article totally gives Phylan the middle finger.

  • Morandini Turned Three

    I believe Thursday’s game is live on CSN, then rebroadcast at 7pm on MLB.

  • MaxL

    @Heathcliff

    Not really. Sabermetrics are all about prediction, they’re not infallible, just very, very accurate. 95% of the time, if xFIP says your 2.89 ERA is a fluke, then it’s a fluke. Then again, if Happ is in that 5%, I know I, as well all the other stat-minded philly fans, won’t exactly be complaining.

  • http://www.firerubenamaro.net Phylan

    Haha. I hope Happ doesn’t think SABR friendly people all hate him and think his whole season was luck. That’s not it at all. It’s just that there’s no way he’s an under 3 ERA pitcher – that 2009 performance is not sustainable for him. Put all his components together and he’s a solid fourth starter. What team doesn’t need a solid fourth starter? I like Happ, obviously, and I hope he is one of those rare guys who overcomes his components. It’s just exceedingly unlikely.

  • Amandah

    *Squish* went the sound in my panties.

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