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#pounditThursday, October 29, 2020

Pat Burrell Supposedly Was The Machine in Brian Wilson’s Video Interview

We’ve already dedicated a fair amount of coverage to the insanity that is Giants closer Brian Wilson. First came Wilson’s oddball interview with Jim Rome. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a must-see. Words can’t describe how strange it was. A few days prior to the Rome interview, Wilson was doing a skype interview on the Cheap Seats with Chris Rose when midway through the interview, a masked, S&M guy in a gimp outfit walked by in the background. Rose understandably freaked out and of course Wilson played it off. Then, in the middle of an NLCS celebratory interview, Wilson again mentioned “The Machine,” sending the internet into a tizzy.

So the question was asked by Deadspin: who was the gimp? SI Hot Clicks passed on word that The Fightins has the answer. The Fightins, a Phillies fan site, shared a picture of Pat Burrell in the costume from about five years ago that supposedly confirms the Giants outfielder doubles as The Machine. Here’s the pics of Pat Burrell as The Machine:

The Fightins shared some background info on the picture:

“I don’t really want to go into detail about how I acquired this picture, but it was taken at Pat Burrell’s house in Arizona during a Christmas party in (I believe) December of ’04 (possibly ’05). According to my picture-taking accomplice, every year during his Christmas party — which is attended by a veritable who’s who of baseballers who spend their winters out in AZ — Pat wanders upstairs and slips into his assless-chapped gimp outfit to entertain his party guests while making them feel extremely uncomfortable all at the same time.”

Yikes! From now on, how about what goes on in the baseball clubhouse stays in the clubhouse. Is that too much to ask for?

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