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Chase Utley: tailor-made for Philadelphia?
2007-01-21 09:38
by Bob Timmermann

Chase Utley isn't going to arbitration after he and the Phillies agreeed to seven year, $85 million contract.

"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.

Thanks to Diane Firstman for the tip.

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

2007-01-21 09:55:26
1.   Icaros
He was supposed to be a Dodger.
2007-01-21 09:58:39
2.   Bob Timmermann
Long Beach is very much like Philadelphia I hear.
2007-01-21 10:09:21
3.   Icaros
My former home vs. a place I may never visit. Interesting.

I'd like to see Hershey, but Philadelphia looked pretty depressing in Rocky, and also the Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire had to move from there because it was too rough.

2007-01-21 13:38:51
4.   das411

Interesting how the Phillies would apparently rather have (and pay for) Utley's future than Bobby Abreu's past...

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