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Chase Utley: Not the biggest 'Silver Fox' fan, still open to being 'The Man'

Chase Utley: Not the biggest 'Silver Fox' fan, still open to being 'The Man'

Chase Utley made another return to Citizens Bank Park on Monday night to the delight of the Philadelphia faithful. 

Utley received another wonderful ovation from Phillies fans (watch) and the home team won the game. That's a win-win.

No. 26 spoke with CSNPhilly's Jim Salisbury prior to the game and said that it's still a little awkward wearing blue instead of red at CBP.

After finishing the evening 0-2 in the Dodgers 4-3 loss to the Phillies, Utley answered a few questions about the return to Philly, the support he appreciates from our fans, and the Dodgers' solid chances of making a title run.

Chase was also asked about his awesome "Silver Fox" jersey he wore during MLB Players Weekend (1:15 of above clip).

"I didn't really pick that," Utley says. "I handed it over to my locker mate over here and he decided for me. I owe him one."

The interviewer asks what other nickname he would have gone with, then suggests Utley go with his nickname from his Philly days, bestowed to him by the great Harry Kalas.

"Phillies fans would recommend you pick 'The Man,'" she says.

"There ya go. Maybe that," Utley responds.

Sixers players react to Gordon Hayward's horrific leg injury

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Sixers players react to Gordon Hayward's horrific leg injury

You absolutely hate to see it.

That's how the sports world felt Tuesday night when Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome leg injury during the NBA opener against the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.

The injury, which is graphic, can be seen here. Hayward has been diagnosed with a fractured left ankle.

Instantly, an outpouring of support spread across the NBA.

Here is some reaction from Sixers players:

Eagles rookie Sidney Jones knows about tough injuries. He's recovering from a torn Achilles tendon.

And the terrible injury produced some powerful scenes and images.

Nolan Patrick shows his wizardry with through-the-legs pass for goal

Nolan Patrick shows his wizardry with through-the-legs pass for goal

We've heard so much about Nolan Patrick's vision and passing ability.

Now we know why.

Patrick on Tuesday delivered the first jaw-dropping highlight of his NHL career when he slickly dropped a pass through his legs for a trailing Dale Weise, who finished the play with the Flyers' fourth second-period goal of the night (see observations).

You can watch the play in the video above … and just, wow.

Patrick, only 19 years old, does it so naturally and without even looking — at all — in Weise's direction.

Some Flyers were seen on the bench smiling in amazement of the teenager.

And it probably won't be the only time.