Chase Utley

Former Phillie Chase Utley to join Dodgers broadcast team for select games

Former Phillie Chase Utley to join Dodgers broadcast team for select games

Chase Utley wasn't the biggest or fastest player.

He always found advantages, though, through preparation and guile, outsmarting the opposition and capitalizing on the finest of details.

Phillies fans will never forget the fake throw to first to then nab Jason Bartlett at the plate during Game 5 of the 2008 Fall Classic, such an Utley-type play on the night the city was crowned world champions of baseball.

And how about the moment in 2006 when Utley was bestowed his famous nickname? "Chase Utley, you are the man!" the great Harry Kalas said after No. 26 raced home from second base on a high chopper to the mound.

Everyone knew Utley's smarts would make him a great coach.

They would also make him a hell of an analyst.

Fans will get the pleasure of hearing Utley provide his insight this season out in Los Angeles. It was announced Wednesday night that the retired second baseman will join SportsNet LA in studio for a few Dodgers games.

Utley joked that he'll need some pointers from retired Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully.

Imagine putting those two together in the broadcast booth?

Now that's talkin' ball.

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Bryce Harper and Mac from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Rob McElhenney) strike up friendship

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Bryce Harper and Mac from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Rob McElhenney) strike up friendship

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If you’re a fan of Chase Utley, “Always Sunny” or both, you know all about the Mac’s love affair with the former Phillies second baseman.

Back in 2013, Utley responded to Mac’s hilarious/heartwarmingly pathetic letter.

Last summer, they kicked it like a couple of bros.

And now Mac (Rob McElhenney) has made a new friend.

So cute.

He'd love to get another superstar in on the fun as well.



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2008 Phillies legends reunite to celebrate Chase Utley's 40th birthday

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2008 Phillies legends reunite to celebrate Chase Utley's 40th birthday

The 2008 Phillies were the first team many people ever saw actually win anything in Philadelphia. And for that reason they are an incredibly beloved bunch.

Nobody more so than Chase Utley.

Utley hung up his cleats at the end of the 2018 season to spend more time with his family. But with the special occasion of The Man turning 40 years old, a bunch of the old band mates got back together.

They even made special shirts for the now old Man too.

Former Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard shared some photos from over the weekend to his social media accounts. Cole Hamels and Pat Burrell were among the many people celebrating Chase turning 40.

The group also wore t-shirts with a sleeveless Utley pictured with the text, "Old guys rule."

Chase's wife Jen also shared some photos that include a golf cart decked out with a literal silver fox on it that's wearing a hat that says "full time dad."

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Philly fans will get a chance to see their 2008 favorites again next summer when the Phillies honor Utley, Jimmy Rollins, and Howard at Citizens Bank Park in separate ceremonies.

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