Grand Slam Debut
"Chase Utley, You Are THE MAN"
2008 World Series Heroics
The second video contains one of Utley's career-defining moments. In a tie game, Utley made a nice play to stop a ground ball from getting to the outfield and allowing Jason Bartlett to score. Utley saw that there was no play at first base, but pump faked a throw to goad Bartlett into running home. Bartlett took the bait, and Utley gunned him out at the plate. Again, that could have been another series-changing sequence of events: if Bartlett scored, the Rays would have taken a 4-3 lead in the game, possibly winning and putting themselves right back in the series. Instead, Utley's play set up Pedro Feliz's go-ahead single to give the Phillies a lead they wouldn't relinquish. If Cole Hamels didn't have one of the best postseasons in Phillies history, Utley easily could have been considered series MVP.
The World Series Speech
2009 World Series Heroics
The Inside the Park Home Run
Damn, Utley had quite the career here in Philadelphia. I'm sure there are a ton of other moments I could include that I'm forgetting, but I think I remembered all of the big ones. Chase went balls to the wall every single game, and that's what made him such a favorite in Philadelphia. I'll always be grateful for everything he did for both the Phillies and the city of Philadelphia as a whole.
Holy shit I sound like Mac right now, don't I?