Burrell to get first-pitch honors Tuesday

Burrell to get first-pitch honors Tuesday

Burrell to get first-pitch honors Tuesday
DENVER -- Former Giants outfielder Pat Burrell will throw out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday when the Giants play the Phillies, the team Burrell played with most of his career. Burrell played with the Giants in 2010 when they won the World Series and in 2011.

When told Burrell would be doing the honors Tuesday, manager Bruce Bochy said, in disbelief, "Burrell?"

"Well, I've been wanting to get him on the mound," Bochy added. "A couple times he warmed up to be our emergency pitcher. We didn't get him in the game, and he volunteered for it. So I get a chance to take a look at it, I guess.

"It'll bring back some good memories seeing him out there. He was so instrumental in our success in 2010. I appreciate what he did on the field, in that clubhouse, the way he played."