Utley Joins The Award Club

In Game 5 of the World Series, Chase Utley made an amazing play on a ground ball when he threw out Jason Bartlett of the Rays at home plate.  Utley baited him into running by faking a toss to first base. 

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The run he saved turned out to be the difference in the game, as the Phillies went on to win Game 5 by a score of 4-3, thus winning the World Series.  And Utley has been rewarded by the fans for his efforts; he is the winner of the This Year in Baseball “Best Postseason Moment” award.  Utley racked up 35.6% of the vote, with teammate Brad Lidge coming in second place for his Game 5 save.

And I hearby declare that Chase is also the winner of the “Best Career Move of 2008” for his post-World Series Parade speech and creative use of the F-Bomb!  Yes, I totally made up that category, but he so deserves a prize!  There is no longer a baseball fan on the planet that does not know who Chase Utley is, from small children to grandma and grandpa.  That move will be talked about forever and Utley has solidified his superstar status.  So, he gets my “Best Career Move” award; and as I am the one making this up, I will also be the one handing out the prize.  Chase:  Please stop by my house for your reward.  I swear (no pun intended), it will be worth the trip.  :o)

And in other Utley news, I thought you may all like to hear an interview Chase did earlier this week with Mike Missanelli of 950ESPN Radio.  The two discuss Utley’s hip surgery, what it means to be a World Champion and yes, the infamous F-Bomb.  The best part of the interview is when Mike asks Utley what his wife thought about the F-Bomb; Utley infers that she was not very happy and after realizing what he said, changes his tune to say that she was “ok” with it :O)  FUNNY stuff!  Enjoy!



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