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John Kruk pranked Chase Utley after his first career hit

John Kruk pranked Chase Utley after his first career hit

Philly Mag has a quick hitting Q&A with new Phillies broadcaster and all-around funny dude John Kruk. The man enjoys mayo on his cheesesteaks, has a swearing problem, and really loves his golf clubs.

Those are just a couple of things you can learn about Kruk from the piece, but the one about the time he pranked Chase Utley is worth sharing.

The best prank I ever pulled ... was on Chase Utley. His first hit in the big leagues was a grand slam for the Phillies. It was his first day. We set this thing up where we called him into Larry Bowa’s office and said, "Your papers weren't submitted in time. You were an illegal player. It doesn't count." He screamed, "Eff all of you!" and walked out.

Chase may have been pretty but he wasn't dumb. It counted.

Look forward to catching more Kruk tales all season long on CSNPhilly's telecast of Phillies games.

You can enjoy Utley's first hit, sans prank, called by the great Harry Kalas below. After Kruk's story resurfaced today, CSNPhilly went and unearthed video of the prank which you can watch above. It's a bit slow until the end but they payoff is worth it.

Lincoln Financial Field's chicken sandwich voted 'Craziest Stadium Food'

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Lincoln Financial Field's chicken sandwich voted 'Craziest Stadium Food'

Think the food at your tailgate is good? Maybe you should save some room for what For The Win has dubbed the ‘Craziest Stadium Food’ for the 2017 season.

The USA Today sports blog, in what looks like a coordinated effort with concessions provider Aramark, ranked the top-10 craziest stadium foods of 2017 and the “slim chicken” at Lincoln Financial Field earned the top spot.

We’re not sure if this is a sandwich, breakfast food or dessert because the slim chicken is a Frosted Flakes-crusted chicken breast with sharp cheddar cheese and ghost chili honey glazed bacon on a sliced apple fritter.

There’s so much to consider here. This menu item includes every aspect of the food pyramid as the apple fritter hits the fruits and veggies and grains and the chicken, bacon and cheese have you covered for dairy and meat. It’s basically a health food, all things considered.

Given the new Chick-Fil-A stand that is inside the Atlanta Falcons new stadium, which will only be open for one of their home games, it’s nice to see the Eagles bringing a chicken sandwich that you can enjoy at every single game this season to the table.

Jimmy Rollins has the house to beat in the East … and it can be yours

Jimmy Rollins has the house to beat in the East … and it can be yours

I guess if you were a member of the 2008 Phillies, it’s the summer to sell your house. Yesterday, we featured Cole Hamels' absolutely insane 10-bedroom Missouri mega-mansion, and today, it’s longtime Phillie and 2007 MLB MVP Jimmy Rollins, who recently put his Swedesboro, New Jersey, estate up for sale.

Rollins, who saw his 17-year career likely come to a close after a failed stint in Spring Training with the San Francisco Giants earlier this season, listed his five-bedroom, 3.5 bath house less than a month ago for $799,000, the same exact price he bought it for.

According to Realtor.com, Rollins moved into the home in 2005, well before he earned the vast majority of the near $100 million he would pull in during his career.

Especially for the price, roughly $9 million less than Hamels’ crib, this house is pretty sweet. It sits on 2.58 acres of land and is a total of 5,292 square feet. In addition to the eat-in kitchen and massive walk-in closets, the best part of this house has to be the backyard, which includes a pool with hot tub and a waterfall.

Other features of Rollins’ house include a detached three-car garage, a full finished basement, poker room and gym.

Here’s the entire listing, complete with photos and information.