Thursday, November 21, 2019

Throwback Thursday (11-21-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from several years ago when I got some Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner.  Those were some good wings. I'll have to get them again someday.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (11-20-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is yet another shot of Chase in a retro Phillies jersey while waiting to bat.


Talk to you son,
Little Chase

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Week 10: Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) Lose To New England Patriots (9-1)

Hi everybody,

The Eagles lost to the Patriots 17-10 earlier today to obtain a record of 5-5.  The Birds will play the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday (November 24th) in Philly.  Go Birds!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, November 16, 2019

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 start celebrating this great day with some delicious fried chicken and western fries from Royal Farms.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, November 15, 2019

London Photo of the Month (November 2019)

Hi everybody,

This month's London photo is a picture taken at night of one of the entrances into the Tower of London.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Throwback Thursday (11-14-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from a few years back when my friends brought me over some chicken and dumplings.  That was such an amazing meal.  I really hope my friends bring me that amazing meal again.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

World Kindness Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy World Kindness Day!  I hope you all get to do a kind deed today.  For my kind act, I got my best pal Little Sherlock a Lemon Pie.


Little Sherlock was then kind enough to split the delicious pie with me! What a great pal!




Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (11-13-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is another shot of Chase in the field wearing a retro Phillies jersey.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, November 11, 2019

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 8, 2019

Phillies Coaching News

Hi everybody,

The Phillies have announced some coaching hires in recent days that will be part of new skipper Joe Girardi's staff in 2020. They are the new Pitching Coach Bryan Price (hired on November 3rd) and the new Infield Coach Juan Castro (hired earlier today).  Congrats to both Price and Castro on their new coaching jobs.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

J.T. Realmuto Wins 2019 Silver Slugger Award

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto for winning the National League Silver Slugger award for catcher earlier today.  The Silver Slugger Award is awarded to the best offensive player for each position.  This is the second award that Realmuto has earned this past week as he was named a Gold Glove Award winner earlier this week (November 3rd).  This is also the second career Silver Slugger Award that Realmuto has earned.  Congrats again J.T.!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Charleston Photo of the Month (November 2019)

Hi everybody,

This month's Charleston photo is a shot of the Fort Sumter Ferry and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (also known as the Cooper River Bridge).  The picture was taken from the dock shortly after my friends and I arrived at Fort Sumter for a tour.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Throwback Thursday (11-7-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from a few years back when my friends brought me some food for dinner from a diner.  The meals were supposed to last me a couple days but since they looked so good...I ate them in one sitting.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (11-6-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a shot of Chase recording an out while wearing a retro Phillies jersey from the 1970s-1980s.  I always loved these old school Phils jersey and it's cool to see Chase in it.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

National Doughnut Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Doughnut Day!  This is the second National Doughnut Day of the year and I'm happy to celebrate it twice.  I hope you all get to enjoy some doughnuts today.  I plan to enjoy a couple dozen with my best pal Little Sherlock.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, November 4, 2019

Phillies Roster Moves

Hi everybody,

The Philles have made several roster moves earlier today.  The following players club options were declined:



-- Jared Hughes (Right Handed Relief Pitcher)
-- Pat Neshek (Right Handed Relief Pitcher)
-- Jason Vargas (Left Handed Starting Pitcher)

The following players were removed from the 40-man roster:

-- Jerad Eickhoff (Right Handed Starting Pitcher)
-- Phil Gosselin (Infielder)
-- Mike Morin (Right Handed Relief Pitcher)
-- Blake Parker Right Handed Relief Pitcher)
-- Edubray Ramos Right Handed Relief Pitcher)

All eight players are now free agents and can sign with any team.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

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

Sunday, November 3, 2019

J.T. Realmuto Wins 2019 Gold Glove Award

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto for winning the National League Gold Glove award for catcher earlier today.  This is the first time that Realmuto has been awarded a Gold Glove.

Bryce Harper and Aaron Nola had also been up for Gold Gloves (for right field and pitcher respectively) but unfortunately did not win.

Congrats again J.T.!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Week 9: Philadelphia Eagles (5-4) Beat Chicago Bears (3-5)

Hi everybody,

The Eagles beat the Bears 22-14 earlier today to improve their record to 5-4.  After having a bye next week, the Birds will play the New England Patriots on Sunday (November 17th) in Philly.  Go Birds!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

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 buffalo chicken cheese steak before having a few bacon cheeseburgers.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, November 2, 2019

National Deviled Egg Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Deviled Egg Day!  I hope you all get to enjoy some deviled eggs today.  I know that I plan to have a batch of my famous deviled eggs and some root beer.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, November 1, 2019

National Jersey Friday

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National Jersey Friday.  I hope you all get a chance to wear your favorite jersey today.  Since it is football season, I'm wearing my Philadelphia Eagles jersey while chowing down on some Krispy Kreme doughnuts.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Halloween!  Due to the weather I unfortunately won't be heading out to do some trick-or-treating this year. My friends were nice enough to buy me some candy to get through the day....so all is good!  Have a safe Halloween!


Little Dracula was always one of my favorite costumes...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Throwback Thursday (10-31-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from Halloween 2013 when I dressed up as Little Dracula.  This may have been my favorite costume of all because I think I really captured the essence of Dracula.

Blah Blah

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (10-30-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a shot of Chase doing some batting practice during colder weather.  I'm guessing that this was taken either in April or during the playoffs.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

National Cat Day

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Cat Day.  If you have a cat I hope you all get a chance to celebrate with him/her/them.  I wish my pal Abby was still around to celebrate with.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, October 28, 2019

National Chocolate Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Chocolate Day!  I hope you all get to enjoy some chocolate today.  I think I'll chow down on some of my friends Halloween candy to celebrate.  They have a few days to replace it so its all good!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Week 8: Philadelphia Eagles (4-4) Beat Buffalo Bills (5-2)

Hi everybody,

The Eagles beat the Bills 31-13 earlier today to even their record at 4-4.  The Birds will play the Chicago Bears next Sunday (November 3rd) in Philly.  Go Birds!



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, October 26, 2019

National Pumpkin Day

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Pumpkin Day.  I hope you all get a chance to eat some pumpkin flavored items or carve a pumpkin today.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, October 25, 2019

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (October 2019)

Hi everybody,

This month's Gettysburg photo is a picture taken by my friends way back in 2009 of the "Castle Monument" on Little Round Top.  This monument honors the 12th and 44th New York Infantry Regiments for their heroic stand on Little Round Top on July 2nd, 1863.

The monument is visually stunning and has an upper lever where you can get a better view of the surrounding battlefield.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Aaron Nola Named 2019 Gold Glove Award Finalist

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola for being named a Gold Glove Award finalist for the 2019 season.  The Gold Glove is awarded to players who have provided excellent defense in their position...which Nola has given the Phillies this past season.  The winners for each position will be announced on November 3rd.  Good luck Aaron!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

J.T. Realmuto Named 2019 Gold Glove Award Finalist

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto for being named a Gold Glove Award finalist for the 2019 season.  The Gold Glove is awarded to players who have provided excellent defense in their position...which Realmuto has given the Phillies this past season.  The winners for each position will be announced on November 3rd.  Good luck J.T.!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Bryce Harper Named 2019 Gold Glove Award Finalist

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper for being named a Gold Glove Award finalist for the 2019 season.  The Gold Glove is awarded to players who have provided excellent defense in their position...which Harper has given the Phillies this past season.  The winners for each position will be announced on November 3rd.  Good luck Bryce!



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Joe Girardi Named New Phillies Manager

Hi everybody,

The Phils announced earlier today that former MLB Head Coach Joe Girardi was named as the new manager. Girardi previously managed the Miami Marlins and New York Yankees (where he won a World Series title against the Phillies in 2009) and brings much needed experience to the team.  Girardi replaces Gabe Kapler to become the 55th manager in the history of the Phillies organization.  Good luck Joe Girardi!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Throwback Thursday (10-24-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is a shot of me from Halloween 2014 dressed up as Walter White from Breaking Bad.  Walter White manufactured and sold illegal drugs as Heisenberg but since I'm an honest law-abiding guy....I instead sold pies and went by the name Piesenberg. Those were some good pies.  Never did sell any because I ate them all.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

National iPod Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National iPod Day.  I hope you all get a chance to listen to some music today...even if you don't own a portable music device.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (10-23-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is another shot of Chase hanging out in the dugout during a game on the road.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

National Nut Day

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Nut Day.  I hope that all of you who aren't allergic to nuts get a chance to eat some today.

I probably shouldn't be using Mjolnir for cracking nuts but I'm hungry...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Week 7: Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) Lose To Dallas Cowboys (4-3)

Hi everybody,

The Eagles lost to the Cowboys 37-10 tonight to obtain a record of 3-4.  The Birds will play the Buffalo Bills next Sunday (October 27th) in Buffalo.  Go Birds!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase