Chase Utley finally spoke with the media yesterday and did not drop a bombshell like many people thought he might do. He's not retiring, he's not getting surgery, and his knees aren't all that bad, but he will miss the start of the season as he tries to manage them.
So why all the secrecy? Why take days to say what he said when what he said isn't all that out of the ordinary? There's no good answer to any of those questions besides Chase Utley really doesn't seem to like answering questions about his health.
The good news is Chase Utley's career isn't over just yet. The conversations at bars in Philadelphia over the weekend all seemed to lead to the question "Is Utley done fore good?" He's not, but his knee issues aren't just going away over night.
For more on Utley's media powwow yesterday and the seemeingly strange way he delivered his news check out John Finger's take from Clearwater.