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 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 later,
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

Former Phils Hitting Coach Matt Stairs Named Hitting Coach For Padres

Hi everybody,

Former Phillies hitting coach Matt Stairs was recently named the new hitting coach for the San Diego Padres.  Stairs had been the Phils hitting coach for the 2017 season after being a member of the announcing crew.  Stairs had previously play for the Phils when they became World F'n Champs in 2008.  During that epic run in 2008, Stairs hit a monster home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the NL Championship series.  Good luck in San Diego, Mr. Stairs!

What a hit....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Announce Iron Pigs Skipper Dusty Wathan As Third Base Coach

Hi everybody,

The Phillies announced recently that Dusty Wathan has been named the new Phillies third base coach under Gabe Kapler.  Wathan has been the manager of the Phils Triple A baseball team Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs since 2017 and has been managing in the Phils minor leagues since 2008.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Gabe Kapler Named New Phillies Manager

Hi everybody,

Sorry that I didn't write this sooner but I was away in London when the Phils announced on October 30th that former major league ballplayer Gabe Kapler was named as the new manager.  Kapler has worked the last three seasons as the director of player development for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Kapler replaces Pete Mackanin to become the 54th manager in the history of the Phillies organization.  I wish Kapler luck as the new Phils skipper.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Fast Food Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Fast Food Day!  I hope you all get to enjoy some fast food today.  I think I'll celebrate this great day with some amazing fast food from Roy Rogers.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Throwback Thursday (11-16-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from earlier this year when I got my second Phillie Phanatic Star Wars bobblehead.  The Phillies have been giving these out the last couple seasons on Star Wars night and I wonder what the Star Wars Phanatic bobblehead will be next season.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (11-15-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is just a cool shot of Chase.  I'm not sure if he is on base or out in the field but Chase looks like he did something good.



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans Day

Hi everybody,

To all of our veterans, both living and dead....thank you for your service to our country.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, November 10, 2017

Charleston Photo of the Month (November 2017)

Hi everybody,

This month's Charleston photo is another shot of the monument to Revolutionary War hero William Moultrie.  This monument is located in The Battery and was previously featured in the July 2017 Charleston Photo of the Month.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

2017 Little Chase Season Highlights (11-10-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's season "highlight" is from a few weeks ago when I decided to dress up as the Phillie Phanatic for Halloween.  Although I was in London for vacay, this nifty outfit got me a lot of candy when I did a little "pre-Halloween" trick-or-treating before I left.  I can't hold a candle to the real Phanatic but it was an honor to pretend to be him for a couple hours.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Throwback Thursday (11-9-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from early August when Krispy Kreme was selling the Eclipse Chocolate Glazed Donuts to celebrate the solar eclipse.  My friends bought me a couple dozen of those bad boys and I really enjoyed eating them.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (11-8-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo shows how Chase sometimes stores his glove while standing in the field during a time out.  I hope he remembered to put the glove back on when the game resumed.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, November 4, 2017

National Candy Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Candy Day!  I hope you all get to enjoy some candy today.  I know that I will be eating lots of candy before this day ends.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, November 3, 2017

National Sandwich Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Sandwich Day!  I hope you all get to enjoy a sandwich today.  I think I'll start with a hamburger and french fries before going to Wawa and getting a few hoagies.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

2017 Little Chase Season Highlights (11-3-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's season "highlight" occurred during the Phillies season when I once again decided to sneak into the CSN studios and make a quick surprise appearance on Phillies Pregame Live with was being hosted by my Twitter pal Amy Fadool and former Phils pitcher Ricky Bottalico.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Throwback Thursday (11-2-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is another couple pictures from last Halloween when I dressed up as Little Thor.  In these shots, my pal Little Sherlock (dressed as Little Doctor Strange) and I are battling a giant spider skeleton.  After a hard fought battle, the heroes defeated the spider and went off to get lunch...I mean fight crime elsewhere.



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (11-1-17)

Hi everybody,

Even though I am on vacation, I always like to do a Chase Utley Photo of the Week.  This week's photo is a shot that I like to call Smilin' Chase.  I wonder what kind of good time Chase was having to elicit a grin like that.  The world may never know.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a safe and Happy Halloween!  I managed to get my hands on some candy before I left for London.

How am I gonna eat in this costume?

I even was able to get some Halloween doughnuts from Krispy Kreme.

Time to eat the doughnuts...

Hopefully I will get some British candy to bring home and add to my candy stash.

Need more candy...

Enjoy the rest of your Halloween and stay safe everybody!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloween Costume

Hi everybody,

Even though I am currently on vacation in London, I still wanted to get a costume to celebrate the Halloween season and get some candy.  This year I decided to dress up as the best mascot in sports...the Phillie Phanatic.

I'm like the Phanatic's lost brother...

The costume was a little difficult to get on but I think I look pretty good.

This costume is bulky...

My pal Little Sherlock also decided to dress up as the arch-enemy of the X-Men...Magneto.  I must say that Little Sherlock looks pretty snazzy too.

Little Magneto?

Hopefully we can find some way to get our hands on some candy.

Ready for candy...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase