Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all an early Happy New Year!  Hope you all have a fun and safe New Year's Eve!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, December 29, 2017

2017 Little Chase Season Highlights (12-29-17)

Hi everybody,

Sadly this is the final 2017 season "highlight"...but it is a great one.  My hero Chase Utley was in Dubai on vacation.  While there he was doing some dabbing (not sure what that is) and that is when I came across him.  Even though I didn't want to bother him on his vacay, I still wanted to get into a few of his pictures.

I may have sniffed some Elmers before this shot...

Weeeee......

Me and my hero...

I hope you have enjoyed all of my 2017 highlights.  With the baseball season starting in a few months, I'm sure there will be plenty more great highlights in 2018.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (December 2017)

Hi everybody,

This month's photo is another picture taken earlier this year when my friends and I visited Gettysburg in early April.  This shot is a cool panoramic picture that was taken at Little Round Top.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Throwback Thursday (12-28-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from a few years ago on Christmas morning when I was opening presents.  I got some great presents that year including my cool Phillies jersey and my cool friend Dal.  Dal is a great guy who has a real sunny disposition.



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (12-27-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a great shot of Chase on the bench with fellow Phillies icons Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins.  I'm guessing the game must have been going well with all the smiles in the dugout.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hi everybody,

I just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas!  I hope you all have a happy and safe day!




Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Five Worst Christmas Songs

This is an old school Christmas picture
Hi everybody,

** About six years ago I posted the five worst Christmas songs ever (The Five Worst Christmas Songs).  I decided to share that list again for you all to enjoy....





I love listening to Christmas songs this time of the year.  I enjoy most of them but there are a few I really don't like.  So I decided to list the five songs I dislike the most.  I hope you don't like them as much as I don't.

1.  The Chipmunks Christmas song (Not even sure if that's the right name)

2.  Paul McCartney "Wonderful Christmas Time"  (Even thinking about this song makes me ill)

3.  "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" (I don't have any idea who sings it and I don't really care)

4.  George Michael "Last Christmas"  (ugh)

5.  The Peanuts "Christmas Time is Here" (That song is very depressing and I'm a happy guy)

6.  The Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping"  (I know I said five songs but I just remembered that one and had to add it)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

No Phillies Will Wear Halladay's Number 34 During 2018 Season

Hi everybody,

The Phillies announced yesterday (December 21st) that no Phillie will be wearing Roy Halladay's Number 34 during the 2018 season.  The Phils pitching legend passed away in a plane crash on November 7th and this looks to be the first of many ways that the Phillies plan to honor Doc during the 2018 season.  I'm hoping that one of the ways that Halladay is honored will be an induction to the Phillies Wall of Fame.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

2017 Little Chase Season Highlights (12-22-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's season "highlight" occurred during the summer when I was floating around in my little raft and I happened to come across a photo shoot of the lovely Maitland Ward from Boy Meets World.  No one seemed too upset that I was in the shot and I soon floated away so Maitland could continue her shoot.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

London Photo of the Month (December 2017)

Hi everybody,

This month's photo is a shot of Buckingham Palace...which is the residence of the British Royal Family.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Throwback Thursday (12-21-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from a few years ago when I was busy wrapping Christmas presents for my friends.  I had some trouble wrapping but eventually I got the job done.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Phillies Sign First Baseman Carlos Santana

Hi everybody,

The Phillies signed first baseman Carlos Santana to a 3-year contract last Friday (December 15th).  The deal is reportedly worth $60 million dollars and includes an option for an additional year in 2021.  This move ensures that Rhys Hoskins will be the Phils starting left fielder.  Santana should add an offensive punch to the Phils lineup and I am looking forward to seeing the Phillies hit in 2018.

Welcome to Philly...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Sign Relief Pitcher Tommy Hunter

Hi everybody,

The Phillies signed right handed relief pitcher Tommy Hunter to a 2-year contract last Friday (December 15th).  The contract is reportedly worth around $18 million dollars.  Welcome to Philly, Tommy Hunter.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Freddy Galvis Traded to the San Diego Padres

Hi everybody,

The Phillies traded shortstop Freddy Galvis to the San Diego Padres last Friday (December 15th) for Double A right-handed pitcher Enyel De Los Santos.  The move ensures that J.P. Crawford will be the starting shortstop for the Phils for the coming 2018 season.  Galvis had been a member of the Phils roster since 2012.  Good luck in San Diego Freddy!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (12-20-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a cool shot of Chase posing for a picture.  I'm guessing that this picture was used for either baseball cards or other promotional material by the Phillies.



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Chase

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish a Happy Birthday to my hero Chase Utley.  By a pure coincidence....today is my birthday as well.  I have decided to honor both our birthdays with a chocolate cupcake.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, December 15, 2017

2017 Little Chase Season Highlights (12-15-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's season "highlight" is from about a month ago when I stumbled onto a photo shoot of WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair.  This photo shoot occurred soon after Charlotte won the Smackdown Women's Championship and she was posing with all the titles she has won during her short career.  Even though I ruined the shot, Charlotte didn't seem to mind too much.  Congrats on your recent title win, Champ!



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Ugly Christmas Sweater Day.  To celebrate this special day, I got this Chris Jericho Christmas sweater.  Even though the sweater is a little too big for me, it is still great.  I hope that I will grow into it eventually.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Throwback Thursday (12-14-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from a few years ago when I was watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas on my old TV.  What a classic holiday show that I need to watch again before Christmas.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Phillies Resign Pat Neshek

Hi everybody,

The Phillies have resigned free-agent relief pitcher Pat Neshek yesterday (December 12th) after trading him to the Colorado Rockies back in July (Pat Neshek Traded to the Colorado Rockies).  Neshek (who was the Phils sole All-Star last season) signed a two-year deal worth $16.5 million dollars.  Welcome back to Philly, Mr. Neshek!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Congrats to the Philadelphia Eagles

Hi everybody,

I wanted to congratulate the Philadelphia Eagles for winning the NFC East Championship on Sunday (December 10th).  The Eagles record is currently 11-2 with three regular season games remaining.  I hope the Eagles finish strong with a couple more wins to get home field advantage throughout the NFC Playoffs.

The road to the Super Bowl won't be easy with the loss of star quarterback Carson Wentz but I have faith that the Eagles will do well.  Go Eagles!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (12-13-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a cool shot of Chase tagging out David Wright of the New York Mets as he was sliding into second base.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happy Hanukkah

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish all of my Jewish readers a Happy Hanukkah!  I hope the next eight days and nighs are safe and joyful for you all.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, December 8, 2017

Charleston Photo of the Month (December 2017)

Hi everybody,

This month's Charleston photo is a picture of a cannon inside Fort Sumter.  This shot was taken during my visit to Charleston last September.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

2017 Little Chase Season Highlights (12-8-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's season "highlight" is another picture from a deleted scene from Season 2 of Ride with Norman Reedus.  In this shot, I jumped in front of the camera to say hello while Norman and guest star Jeffrey Dean Morgan were posing for a picture.  Lucky for me, no one seemed upset that I got in the picture.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Throwback Thursday (12-7-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from a few years ago when my friends brought me some Christmas theme doughnuts and a cup of Joe from Krispy Kreme.  What a tasty treat that was!  I really need to head over to Krispy Kreme sometime this month to get some more Christmas doughnuts.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Hi everybody,

On this day 76 years ago, Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.  2,403 American citizens lost their lives in the surprise attack that led to the entry of the United States into World War II and this day honors their sacrifice.



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (12-6-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a cool picture of Chase standing on base after I'm sure was an amazing hit.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, December 4, 2017

National Cookie Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Cookie Day!  I hope you all get to enjoy some cookies today.  I think I'll celebrate this great day with a plate of chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, December 1, 2017

2017 Little Chase Season Highlights (12-1-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's season "highlight" is a shot from a deleted scene from Season 2 of the great show Ride with Norman Reedus.  In this shot, I hopped onto Norman's motorcycle as he was checking it out.  I thought that we may go for a ride but Norman wasn't ready to hit the road just yet.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Throwback Thursday (11-30-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from a few years back when I was serving some wine at LC's Saloon.  This was before the saloon had its big renovation a couple years ago but I still use these great wine glasses.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (11-29-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a shot of Chase in the dugout in Tampa Bay watching the action during the 2008 World Series.  I wonder if this shot was taken after Chase hit a home run during Game 1.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, November 24, 2017

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (November 2017)

Hi everybody,

This month's photo was taken earlier this year when my friends and I visited Gettysburg in early April.  This picture was taken on Little Round Top looking toward the Pennsylvania Memorial.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

2017 Little Chase Season Highlights (11-24-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's season "highlight" is from a few weeks ago during my trip to London.  After learning that I'm related to the British Royal Family, my friends and I paid a visit to the Tower of London.  While wandering about this impressive historical location, we came to a room with a throne.  Seeing that I'm soon going to be crowned as King LC....I decided to give the throne a test run while no one was looking.  It was a nice fit.  I'm going to need to get a cool throne at my place when I officially become King LC.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Throwback Thursday (11-23-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from Thanksgiving a couple years ago when I was trying to make the turkey dinner.  I had some problems but luckily my friends were around to give me a helping hand.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everybody,

I just want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!  Enjoy the good eating!

Pumped for Thanksgiving....

Hope I'm in the parade again this year...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (11-22-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a shot of Chase running the bases.  I'm guessing that he is heading for home by the look on his face.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, November 17, 2017

London Photo of the Month (November 2017)

Hi everybody,

Welcome to the newest feature of my blog....the London Photo of the Month.  Since I visited London with my friends a few weeks ago, I've been looking over all the pictures we took.  We have so many amazing photos of that historic city I decided to add this new feature to the blog.  I hope you all enjoy seeing our pictures every month.

This month's picture is a shot of the beautiful Tower Bridge located near the historic Tower of London.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

2017 Little Chase Season Highlights (11-17-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's season "highlight" is from a few weeks ago when I learned while in London that I am related to the British Royal Family.  I was even given a crown by my friends after we got home.  I hope to have a royal coronation soon to officially become King LC.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Former Phillies Pitcher Roy Halladay Has Passed Away

Hi everybody,

I apologize for not writing about this sooner but I have been too bummed out to do it until now.  Former Phils starting pitcher Roy Halladay passed away in an airplane accident last week (November 7th).  Doc pitched for the Phillies from 2010-2013 and threw two no-hitters (including a perfect game) during the 2010 season.  Halladay previously pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Celebrating No-Hitter in 2010

Roy Halladay 10 Greatest Baseball Moments

A memorial service was held for Doc in Clearwater, Florida on Tuesday (November 14th) and many former teammates from both the Phillies and Blue Jays attended to pay their respects.  Chase Utley, Cole Hamels and Charlie Manuel spoke during the service to reflect on Doc's life and his impact on them.  Here are some links where you can hear their comments.

Roy Halladay's Life Celebrated At Memorial

Teammates Speak at Roy Halladay Memorial

Doc is survived by his wife Brandy and  his two sons.  The Halladay family released the following statement shortly after his tragic passing:

Our family is heartbroken in confirming that Roy passed away in a plane crash Tuesday afternoon. While many will remember him for his success as a major league pitcher, we remember him as an amazing father, loving husband and loyal friend.
Roy had many accomplishments in his professional career, the memories of which we will cherish forever. He described each achievement as a team effort rather than an individual accomplishment, a true testament to his character and love for his teammates.
Roy grew up with a passion for planes and always had the goal of becoming a pilot. Since retiring from baseball, he has been actively studying, accumulating the required flight hours and obtaining multiple pilot certifications and licenses. Just as he was known for his work ethic in baseball, he was also widely respected by those who knew him in the aviation community for his hard work, attention to detail and dedication to safety while flying. He treated his passion for aviation with the same joy and enthusiasm as he did his love for baseball.
That passion was also expressed through his tireless dedication to helping his own children and so many others learn to love and respect the game of baseball. He was an amazing coach for many youth teams, always showing patience and encouragement while reminding each child that they all had a role to play, a way to contribute and add value to their team. His love for the game had no boundaries as we often saw him instructing and encouraging the players on opposing teams. Roy was selfless in every aspect of his life.
While we mourn the loss of the core of our family, we choose to celebrate him and remember the man we knew privately on and off the field. We hope that he serves as an example of professionalism, integrity and hard work for all who knew him. For us, we will forever remember his unconditional love, humility and the sacrifices he made to provide for the family that meant the world to him.
On behalf of our family we thank you for respecting our privacy during this time of overwhelming grief. We also ask that you respect the privacy of our extended family as well as the families and children who Roy has coached, taught or worked with. We are so fortunate and thankful for the outpouring of love and support we've received from across the world. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. The service will be open to the public.
The Halladay Family

Doc was one of my favorite Phillies after Chase and I have missed seeing him pitch since his retirement.  I had always hoped that he would one day be a coach in the Phillies organization.  I hope the Phils name him to the Wall of Fame this year.  Rest in Peace, Doc!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase