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  1. Chase Utley Is The Man, Part 1,334

    Apr 14, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Todd Zolecki for MLB.com labeled him the “hottest hitter on the planet” on Monday. CSNPhilly.com’s Corey Seidman called this “the best two-week stretch” of the 12th-year veteran’s career. Around here, we usually just refer to him as “The Man.” Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has been tearing the cover off of the ball through…

  2. Chase’d from home: no Utley (flu) for Phillies home opener

    Apr 8, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

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    Ah, the familiar sights of Citizens Bank Park. The Mike Schmidt statue outside the third base gate. The Robin Roberts statue outside the first base gate. The Ryan Howard statue at first base. Chase Utley at second base. Baseball doesn’t get much better than when Utley is playing in the dirt. Unfortunately for fans making…

  3. Chase Utley bobblehead giveaway at least gets his soul patch right

    Jan 29, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT

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    The Reading Fightins will be giving away a Chase Utley bobblehead on their opening night on April 3rd to the first 3,000 adults. If adults love anything, it’s Chase Utley. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Now, getting a bobblehead to look like the actual person it’s made to represent is often challenging. The Utley one…

  4. The best of Chase Utley’s Twitter chat

    Jan 14, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Chase Utley has been making the media rounds in full force this week, which is odd because it’s Chase Utley. Utley hasn’t backed down from any line of questioning from what I can tell. He thinks the Phillies can be contenders this year, steroid-users like Alex Rodriguez are a disappointment, and the Fightins’ new TV…

  5. The 20 happiest memories from a Phillies season mostly worth forgetting

    Sep 30, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

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    And so the Phillies finish the 2013 MLB season with a 73-89 record, seventh worst in the NL, and a league-worst run differential that suggests they were somehow actually far crappier than even their miserable record would suggest. Hope that this team would end up as any more than this faded quickly after the All-Star…

  6. Chase Utley Finally Responds to Mac’s Love Letter in ‘Always Sunny’

    Sep 3, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley took the time out of his busy schedule of playing baseball to respond to the famous letter from Mac on the popular television show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Not only did Utley respond in the above video, he also wrote an equally heartfelt letter back to Mac. “Thank…

  7. Cue the Shrimp as Phillies’ Walk-off Streak Reaches Three

    Aug 24, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

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    The bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth when Chase Utley steps to the plate. The 11-year veteran works a full count against Eury De La Rosa as a lively crowd of 32,619 anticipates the pay-off pitch is on its way. It’s a dream scenario for the batter. Utley just stands there and…

  8. Jayson Werth Says Charlie Manuel Would Adopt Chase Utley If He Could

    Aug 16, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

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    We’re going to hear from pretty much everyone ever associated with the Charlie Manuel era over the next few days, sharing their thoughts and reflecting on what a great guy Charlie is and how much he loved the game. Obviously we plan on sharing some of our favorites. One guy’s view that jumped out at…

  9. The Phillies Are Bad At Baseball So You Should Probably Read a Blog Written By a Chase Utley Plush Toy

    Aug 15, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

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    Hi everybody. It’s the year 2013. It’s the month of August. The Phillies are not a good baseball team and nobody wants to read stupid blogs about them. Losing hurts. Losing is not enjoyable. But be thankful that you’re alive in the year 2013 for you can read a blog about the Phillies written by…

  10. Chase Utley’s Extension Could Actually Reach Five Years, $75 Million

    Aug 8, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT

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    It turns out Chase Utley could be in Philadelphia a lot longer than two years. How does 2018 sound? Thanks to the unique structure of Utley’s new contract, it could happen. While the extension only guarantees the five-time All Star two more years with the Phillies, if he manages to stay healthy it could go…

  11. Chase Utley Celebrates Contract Extension by Destroying Cubs’ Catcher

    Aug 8, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

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    Chalk up this play under the “Reasons Chase Utley Is Still in Philadelphia” column. Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh and standing on second base, Ryne Sandberg predictably sent Utley home on Kevin Frandsen’s single into right field. Like we’ve seen so many times before this season, the runner was destined to be…

  12. Reports: Chase Utley and Phillies Agree to Contract Extension

    Aug 7, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT

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    Rejoice, city of Philadelphia! For Chase Utley will wear a Phillies uniform beyond the 2013 season. Both CSNPhilly.com Phillies beat writer Jim Salisbury and MLB.com Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki have sources saying Utley and the team have agreed to a contract extension. No word on the details yet but you’ll have a few more…

  13. What Should the Phillies Do with Chase Utley?

    Jul 25, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT

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    In the midst of a four-game losing streak with less than a week to go until the trade deadline, it would seem the Phillies are sliding comfortably into “seller” territory. However, Ruben Amaro Jr. has exhibited reluctance when it comes to the notion of moving some of the club’s biggest pieces. Cliff Lee’s name had…

  14. Matt Harvey Owns the Phillies

    Jul 22, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    How did the Phillies lose two of three in a series to the Mets, you ask? It’s almost not even fair when Matt Harvey gets to pitch one of those games. Harvey has started 30 games in the Major Leagues since his call-up last July, five of those against the Phils already – more than…

  15. What If Chase Utley Has Already Played His Final Game in Philadelphia as a Phillie?

    Jul 19, 2013, 9:46 AM EDT

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    There’s finally some baseball on tonight to give us something to talk about other than pro wrestling, advanced hockey stats, Justin Bieber moms, and Merrill Reese rapping. The Phillies are in action up in New York to kick off a pivotal nine-game road swing that will take them from the Big Apple through St. Louis…

  16. Dom Brown, Cliff Lee to Represent Phillies in 2013 All-Star Game

    Jul 6, 2013, 7:54 PM EDT

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    The results are in, and there are no real surprises here. Major League Baseball announced the participants for the 2013 All-Star Game on Saturday, and while no Phillies were voted in by the fans, two were deemed worthy of inclusion on the National League roster. For Cliff Lee, this is nothing new. The 2008 American…

  17. Ruben Amaro Hopes Chase Utley Is a Phillie for Life

    Jul 2, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    While the Phillies sail into Pittsburgh for three games with the Pirates, trade winds are gusting back home. They must be getting strong, because even the heavy stuff is starting to get blown away. Chase Utley figures to be one of the Phils’ most coveted pieces as the deadline approaches. A free agent at the…

  18. Phillies Outlast Padres in 13 Innings Thanks to Unlikely Contributions

    Jun 27, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

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    The Phillies might want to send Logan Forsythe a thank-you note. After all, the Padres’ second baseman did gift-wrap this game for them. Forsythe was charged not one, but two errors on the same play, allowing the Phils to score not one, but two go-ahead runs in the 13th inning. Jonathan Papelbon was able to…

  19. Phils-Mets: Remember When At Least One of These Teams Was Good?

    Jun 21, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT

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    -101. That’s the combined run differential between the Phillies and Mets this year. Though the Phils tendency to led their bad losses get really bad means that their actual record (35-38) isn’t as bad as their -50 run differential would indicate, the Mets have surely suffered for their -51, with a 28-41 record good for…

  20. Chase Utley Is Back… Back Again

    Jun 21, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    First Carlos Ruiz, now Chase Utley. Just like that the Phillies lineup is back to full strength – or they are all accounted for anyway – with the announcement that Utley was activated from the disabled list on Friday. Utley completed his rehab stint at Reading by going 0-for-9 at the plate. That was in…

  21. Audio: Manuel Says Don’t Expect Utley Back for Another Three Weeks Probably

    May 29, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

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    Charlie Manuel was a guest on MLB Network on SiriusXM this morning and talked about Chase Utley’s current DL stint. He didn’t really shed any new light on the actual injury, but did mention a “partial tear” of the oblique-rib-cage-area-thinger, whereas the statement the other day mentioned a “strain.” The initial statement also hoped for…

  22. About Time: Charlie Manuel Shakes Up the Batting Order in Boston

    May 27, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Coming off of their tough series loss in our nation’s capital, the Phillies embark on the first part of a home-and-home of sorts against the Red Sox to close out the holiday weekend. In case you were wondering how the team would respond to its latest letdown, Charlie Manuel finally decided to try something different…

  23. Chase Utley to the 15-Day DL with ‘Very Mild’ Right Oblique Strain

    May 23, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

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    With the Phillies enjoying an off day in Washington, DC before kicking off a weekend set with the Nationals on Friday, second baseman Chase Utley was in Philadelphia today getting an MRI done to diagnose his right side/rib area. The team said on Thursday evening that Utley has suffered a Grade 1 oblique strain and…

  24. Game Chat: Somebody Already Used the ‘Chase Utley Deathwatch’ Headline

    May 22, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT

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    Kudos to the folks over at the Good Phight for already using the “Chase Utley Deathwatch 2013 Begins” headline. I’m just bummed they beat us to it. Yes, the bad news of the day is that Chase Utley will not be in the lineup this evening and will be in Philadelphia tomorrow to get an…

  25. Michael Young Is Posting Some Silly Numbers in 2013

    May 20, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

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    Let me preface this by admitting up front that I liked the addition of Michael Young to the Phillies during this offseason. The club had a hole at third base that the front office was able to fill temporarily with a seven-time All Star for the low-price of two minor-league relievers, while the Rangers are…