Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Philadelphia Eagles Win 2019 NFC East Championship

Hi everybody,

I wanted to congratulate the Philadelphia Eagles for winning the NFC East Championship earlier today with a final regular season record of 9-7.  The Eagles start their quest for the NFC Championship next Sunday (January 5th, 2020) with a home game against the Seattle Seahawks.  Go Eagles!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Week 16: Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) Beat New York Giants (4-12)

Hi everybody,

The Eagles beat the Giants 34-17 earlier today to obtain a final regular season record of 9-7 as well as the NFC East Championship.  The Eagles will play the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday (January 5th, 2020) in Philly in an NFC first round match-up.  Go Birds!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, December 27, 2019

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (December 2019)

Hi everybody,

I'm breaking the rules for this month's Gettysburg photo by showing a picture I found online of the Gettysburg Square during the Christmas season.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Throwback Thursday (12-26-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from Christmas 2013 when my friends got me a Dalek for Christmas.  Everybody says that Dal is not too nice but I know that he's a sweet guy under that crusty exterior.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

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

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (12-25-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a cool Chase Utley figurine that I wish I could get my hands on.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Seven Worst Christmas Songs

Hi everybody,

** About eight years ago I posted the five worst Christmas songs ever (The Five Worst Christmas Songs).  I decided to share that list again (now with more songs) 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 seven 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"  (This droning and grating mess of a song makes my head hurt)

7.  John Legend ft. Kelly Clarkson "Baby, It's Cold Outside"  (I like the original version of this song but this new version with updated lyrics stinks)

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Week 15: Philadelphia Eagles (8-7) Beat Dallas Cowboys (7-8)

Hi everybody,

The Eagles beat the Redskins 17-9 earlier today to improve their season record to 8-7.  The Birds will play the New York Giants next Sunday (December 29th) in New York in a must-win game for the NFC East Championship.  If the Eagles win, they are in the NFC playoffs as the 4th seed.  Go Birds!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Happy Hanukkah

Hi everybody,

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


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, December 20, 2019

London Photo of the Month (December 2019)

Hi everybody,

I'm breaking the rules for this month's London photo by showing a picture I found online of Christmastime in that beautiful city.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day.  I'm celebrating this special day by wearing my Chris Jericho Christmas sweater.  Even though the sweater is still a little big for me, it's still great.  I hope that I grow into it eventually.


Talk to you soon,
Little Case

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Throwback Thursday (12-19-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is a photo from a few years ago of me posing with the Krispy Kreme ornament on my Christmas tree.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (12-18-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a shot of Chase, Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard celebrating after a Phillies win.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Happy Birthday Chase

Hi everybody,

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


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Week 14: Philadelphia Eagles (7-7) Beat Washington Redskins (3-11)

Hi everybody,

The Eagles beat the Redskins 37-27 earlier today to even their season record at 7-7.  The Birds will play the Dallas Cowboys next Sunday (December 22nd) in Philly in a must-win game.  Go Birds!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Cupcake Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Cupcake Day!  I hope you all get to enjoy some cupcakes today.  I think I'll celebrate this great day with a few cupcakes my friends bought me and a glass of milk.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, December 13, 2019

Charleston Photo of the Month (December 2019)

Hi everybody,

I'm breaking the rules for this month's Charleston photo by showing a picture I found online of Marion Square during the Christmas season.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Didi Gregorius Signs One-Year Contract With Phillies

Hi everybody,

The Phils signed free agent shortstop Didi Gregorius to a one-year, $14 million dollar contract earlier today. Gregorius previously played for the Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees before being released by the Yanks at the end of the 2019 Season.

Gregorius came back from Tommy John surgery during the 2019 Season and had a down year but is now healthy and will hopefully have a bounce back season 2020 Season with the Phils.

Gregorius is expected to be the starting shortstop at the start of the upcoming season with Jean Segura moving to second base.  Welcome to Philly, Didi Gregorius!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Throwback Thursday (12-12-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from the 2011 Christmas season when I was wrapping some presents for my friends.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (12-11-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a shot of Chase with Ryan Howard during the postgame World Series celebration by the 2008 World Champs.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

J.T. Realmuto Named As Catcher On 2019 All-MLB First Team

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto for being named the catcher on the 2019 All-MLB First Team earlier today.  This is the third award that Realmuto has earned for his work during the 2019 Season. Realmuto was previously named a Gold Glove Award winner on November 3rd and a Silver Slugger Award winner on November 8th.  Congrats again J.T.!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, December 9, 2019

Week 13: Philadelphia Eagles (6-7) Beat New York Giants (2-11)

Hi everybody,

The Eagles beat the Giants 23-17 in Overtime earlier tonight to improve their record to 6-7.  The Birds will play the Washington Redskins next Sunday (December 15th) in Washington, D.C.  Go Birds!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Zack Wheeler Signs Five-Year Contract With Phillies

Hi everybody,

The Phils signed free agent starting pitcher Zack Wheeler to a five-year, $118 million dollar contract earlier today. Wheeler played his entire Major League career with the New York Mets before becoming a free agent at the end of the 2019 Season.

Wheeler is expected to be the Number 2 starter in the rotation behind Aaron Nola.  Welcome to Philly, Zack Wheeler!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, December 8, 2019

National Bartender Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a very Happy National Bartender Day!  I hope you all get to visit your local bartender today and be extra nice to him or her.  I know a great bartender at a little saloon that everyone should treat great with lots of tips and some snacks.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Hi everybody,

On this day 78 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

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Throwback Thursday (12-5-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from 2014 when I was eating some cookies near the Christmas tree.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (12-4-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a shot of Chase taking some practice swings before going up to bat.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

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 some chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, December 2, 2019

Phillies Roster Moves

Hi everybody,

The Philles have made several roster moves earlier today.  The following players were not tendered contracts and are now free-agents:

-- Maikel Franco (3rd Baseman)
-- Cesar Hernandez (2nd Baseman)

The following arbitration-eligible players were tendered contacts (contract length and cost will be determined later) and will return to the team next season:

-- Jose Alvarez (Left Handed Relief Pitcher)
-- Adam Morgan (Left Handed Relief Pitcher)
-- Zach Eflin (Right Handed Starting Pitcher)
-- Hector Neris (Right Handed Relief Pitcher)
-- Vince Velasquez (Right Handed Pitcher)
-- J.T. Realmuto (Starting Catcher)

Backup catcher Andrew Knapp signed a one-year contact and avoided arbitration.

Right handed pitcher Trevor Kelley was claimed off of waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

Franco and Hernandez were two of the longest tenured Phillies and I wish them luck both next season and beyond.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Bryce Harper And J.T. Realmuto Named 2019 All-MLB Team Nominees

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper and catcher J.T. Realmuto for being named 2019 All-MLB Team Nominees.  The winners for each position will be announced on December 3rd.  Good luck J.T. and Bryce!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Joe Dillon Hired As New Phillies Hitting Coach

Hi everybody,

I'm a bit late with this news but wanted to let you all know that Joe Dillon was hired on November 21st to be the new Phillies Hitting Coach for the 2020 Season.  Congrats Mr. Dillon!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Week 12: Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) Lose To Miami Dolphins (3-9)

Hi everybody,

The Eagles lost to the Seahawks 37-31 earlier today to obtain a record of 5-7.  The Birds will play the New York Giants next Monday night (December 9th) in a must win game in Philly.  Go Birds!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase