"We view Chase as not only a great second baseman but also one of the top 10-15 players in the game," Phillies assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He's a hard-nosed, full-throttle player who exemplifies the spirit of Philadelphia. He is tailor-made for this city, and we couldn't be happier to lock him up for years to come."
And you thought the spirit of Philadelphia was throwing snowballs at Santa or booing Michael Irvin when he was knocked on the ground with a neck injury? Utley obviously will continue to lead the Phillies to the playoffs as he has done in the past.
I was bruised and battered and I couldnt tell
What I felt
I was unrecognizable to myself
I saw my reflection in a window I didnt know
My own face
Oh brother are you gonna leave me
On the streets of philadelphia