Since then, Burrell has been sidelined with some sort of neck ailment, the source of which is still a mystery *wink, wink*.
In that span, Pena has played 25 games, hitting .174 with 4 home runs and 10 RBI.
Pena’s home run rate with Burrell’s smiling face scaring the opposing pitcher: Once every 10.6 plate appearances.
Pena’s home run rate with somebody less attractive in the 5-hole *cough* Gabe Gross *cough*: Once every 28.0 plate appearances.
Pena’s intentional walks with Burrell winking at opposing pitcher’s wife from the on-deck circle: 1
Pena’s intentional walks without Burrell in the lineup: 5
Pat the Bat hasn’t done squat to earn his paycheck, but when he is in the lineup, he sure makes it easier for Pena to earn his.*Pat Burrell