Former Phillies second baseman, icon and my hero Chase Utley officially retired as a Phillie on Friday (June 21st) and was honored before the game against the Miami Marlins. The Phils gifted The Man with a custom painted glove showing some of his career highlights as well as a cool tribute video. Many former Phils players and coaches were in attendance to celebrate Chase's amazing career.
After Chase gave his speech (https://www.mlb.com/phillies/video/utley-s-retirement-ceremony), he got to throw out the first pitch to a long-time fan who has always wanted to play catch with him....Mac from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
|Finally gonna play catch...|
I look forward to the day in a couple years when Chase get inducted onto the Phillies Wall of Fame. I also hope that a Baseball Hall of Fame induction and retirement of his number 26 by the Phils also occurs.
I just want to add that this blog would have never started if it wasn't for my love of Chase and the Phillies so thank you to Chase and the Phils for that.
Congrats on an amazing career, Chase!
Talk to you soon,