This just in: Chase Utley is still "The Man."
No. 26 and October just go together. We saw why from 2007-11 when Utley was doing work in red pinstripes. More evidence came Tuesday in sunny Los Angeles.
Cool, calm and collected (expect anything different?), the beloved former Phillie forced a decisive Game 5 of the NLDS between the Dodgers and Nationals by snapping a 5-5 tie with a two-out, RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning of an eventual 6-5 win.
Utley, of course, wasn't done, though. He put the cherry on top with a heckuva defensive play for the final out.
The guy sure loves the postseason.
And we'll always love watching him.
Oh, and not to be outdone, Joe Blanton — another former Phillie and 2008 world champion — picked up the win with 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief.
Big goofy mascots are great. But they're not neccesarily original. See: the Phillie Phanatic.
No, what elevates Gritty, the Flyers' insta-legend, is his social media prowess. He got off to a hot start with his aping of Kim Kardashian. And the rest was history.
After playing in the snow last week to the delight of a nation, Gritty took a simple response to a Time magazine tweet and elevated it to heights only he could.
It's a nice reminder to be thankful for the great things in your life this holiday season, like Gritty.
Everyone saw Jimmy Butler and Allen Iverson’s iconic embrace on the court last night. You might have also seen the two swapping jerseys in the locker room, but what you might not have noticed, one of Butler’s old teammates is pointing out.
Butler posted this photo to his Instagram last night and Cole Aldrich, who played with Butler during his time in Minnesota, commented “You’ve been there 4 days why is your locker so dirty? #answerthat”
As you can see, the locker on the right is just filled with stuff. There’s shoes, a coffee cup, what looks like more than one wallet (must be nice), a plastic bag and let’s be honest, probably some keys to a minivan.
We’re going to have to stick up for our guy, though. While he has only been in town for a short period of time, he hasn’t be able to get settled and set everything up. He dropped all his bags, hit a game winner in Charlotte and has not only embraced the city and their fans, but also the Here Come the Sixers song.
You do you, Jimmy. Take your time getting your locker set up and block out all the haters.
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