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A beautiful thing: Amid more boos, Chase Utley ties Willie Mays in dominance of Mets

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A beautiful thing: Amid more boos, Chase Utley ties Willie Mays in dominance of Mets

Nothing to see here, folks, just Chase Utley killing the Mets some more.

Seriously, will "The Man" beating up on this team ever get old? Even watching him do it in a different jersey is a treat.

Mets fans never liked Utley when he wore Phillies red. The hatred went to a whole new level when Utley broke Ruben Tejada's leg with a hard slide during the 2015 NLDS between the Dodgers and Mets. Utley was booed viciously when the series shifted to New York.

Ever since, Mets fans have booed Utley. And ever since, No. 26 has only continued to make life miserable on those New Yorkers and their baseball team ... like this.

He pestered them some more on Friday night, hitting an upper-deck shot to "Utley's Corner" in Citi Field during a 6-0 win for the MLB-leading Dodgers.

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In 55 career games at the ballpark, Utley has 14 bombs. And get this: Utley is now tied for eighth all-time in home runs against the Mets … with Willie Mays.

So, please, Mets fans, keep booing Utley.

Jordan Matthews on Buffalo baby: ‘Nothing to do there except each other’

Jordan Matthews on Buffalo baby: ‘Nothing to do there except each other’

Last year in Buffalo, Jordan Matthews had the least productive season of his four years in the NFL. 

At least he was scoring off the field. 

Matthews, who signed Wednesday to rejoin the Eagles, spoke to reporters in the afternoon and filled them in on his busy life in the last 13 months. He got married last June and had a baby boy named Josiah in August. 

He can thank Buffalo for the little one.

When I was in Buffalo, there was like nothing to do there, except … have fun with your wife. She got pregnant. So we always say we got a Buffalo baby. Ain’t nothing to do there, except each other.

OK then.

Matthews and his wife, Cheyna, welcomed little Josiah to their family last month. Matthews said Josiah has his wife’s eyes and is beautiful. 

But Matthews has a strange effect on his son. 

“Every time I hold him too, he poops,” Matthews said. “They call me Poop Daddy. They’re holding him all day. The second I come home they’re like, ‘daddy come on.’ The second I hold him, he’s like (makes weird sound). They always hand him to me whenever he has to use the bathroom.”

Some overshares from Jordan Matthews today.

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Did the Flyers drop hint of getting a mascot?

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Did the Flyers drop hint of getting a mascot?

Man, talk about raining on Phang's parade.

The snake just hatched and it looks like the Union's mascot could have his thunder stolen by the Flyers.

The team sent out a fun tweet Wednesday with vague hints of a new mascot being added to the family.

This would be great news. Who doesn't like mascots? As my good friend and amazing colleague Amy Fadool always says, "If you don't like the Phillie Phanatic, you hate fun."

That furry green fella puts people in the seats and makes us laugh (well, not @todougherty ... seriously, he doesn't like him).

So bring on the fun of a Flyers mascot.

Right?

As you might expect, Twitter was abuzz after the Flyers' tweet.

Some have joked that, if the Flyers do get a mascot, it should be former goalie and wildly entertaining Ilya Bryzgalov.

That would actually be great. 

Here are some other social media reactions:


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