Chase Utley is the man. I managed to catch my first Phillies game at Citizen Bank Park on Sunday due to the huge clusterfuck of delays at Philly International that gave me and the old lady some extra time to explore the athletic side of Brotherly Love. Somehow we managed to get into the game despite it being sold out thanks to a really cool ticket usher. The place was packed and filled with cheesesteak eating loud mouths everywhere. It was great. Great to see the passion of a fanbase who actually care about the game unlike a lot of the fair weather Atlanta fans I see in Turner Field everyday. Anyways, I bought a Phillies baby blue jersey shirt with the "Utley 26" on the back because I love the way Utley plays the game. I can respect him.
After hearing him say "Boo, Fuck You" to the fans at Yankee Stadium I am now completely and Utterly in love with Chase. He had me at "Boo."
By the way, Philly was a blast. I was up there for my buddy Tobin's wedding and got to catch up with a lot of old college buddies. Nothing has changed with a lot of those guys and I love it. We killed cases of Bud Light and Yuengling, reminisced, and busted each other's balls all night. I didn't realize how much I missed all those guys and now I hope to hang out with them some more in the near future. I may not be a Philly guy but I do love all my Philly boys.
Peace out mofos.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
28 Homeruns in the first round is an absolute ridiculous number. It's great to see a recovering addict like Hamilton beat the odds with his comeback of redemption but my hope was one of those balls he hit last night would hit Chris Berman in the back, back, back, of his damn throat and forever destroy his ability to talk and bang random hookers.
Next time Josh will do it all for us and not just himself. Don't be a prick Josh, do it!
Some Canadian named Dr. Morneau won the event but Hamilton delivered the show. The All Star game is tonight and I must admit I think the National League is going to win it. Hanley Ramirez, Chase Utley, Lance Berkman, Albert Pujols, and Chipper Jones are their first 5 batters! I'm envisioning Cliff Lee having one of those nightmare 6 runs given up in the first inning realities tonight.
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