Watch: Chase Utley somehow scores from first on a strikeout

Watch: Chase Utley somehow scores from first on a strikeout

After watching the Phillies get swept by the New York Mets at home, I think we could all use a moment of Chase Utley to remind us that we can have nice baseball things in Philadelphia. 

Sure, Utley is doing it for the Dodgers these days, but if there's ever a guy we can all root for once he has left us, it's Chase "WFC" Utley.

Utley was The Man on the base paths last night in the Dodgers' 2-0 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley that spoiled some of the Chicago Championship fun.

Here's how the LA Times described the play where Utley scored from first ON A STRIKEOUT:

Utley does not like the attention. But his performance still offers lessons for instruction, like in the ninth inning of a 2-0 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday, when Utley scored from first base after a dropped third strike and a throwing error. He barreled through the 6-foot-3, 230-pound frame of Chicago reliever Hector Rondon to score the insurance run.

"He would run through a brick wall," shortstop Corey Seager said. "And he basically did."

Man. Miss that guy.

Now, Utley's hustle aside, he isn't off to the hottest of starts for the Dodgers. Chase has just one hit and one walk in 17 plate appearances this season. He has scored twice. 

 

LeBron James suggests taking Ben Simmons out drinking

LeBron James suggests taking Ben Simmons out drinking

Turning twenty-one years old is a big deal!

It's such a big deal that some people don't even remember it. Ugh.

Kidding!

Anyway, Ben Simmons turned 21 years old today and to celebrate, he got a fun tweet from the greatest player in the NBA and likely Future Sixer LeBron James.

The Shirley Temple line really made it. Such a nice touch and a clear afirmation that LeBron will be joining Simmons on the Sixers for the 2018-2019 seasons, yes?

In all seriousness this flirty little bromance between LBJ and Ben may be nothing more than good marketing from their business partners, but it's fun to joke/dream about regardless.

Mets produce Noah Syndergaard bobblehead that's just kind of phallic

Mets produce Noah Syndergaard bobblehead that's just kind of phallic

The Mets...

They're only slightly better than the Phillies on the diamond but they're way more fun to poke fun at off of it.

When Mr. Met isn't acting like a [eggplant emoji] to fans at CitiField, the team is busy producing bobbleheads that look like [eggplant emoji] to actually hand to fans. The first 15,000 fans at this Saturday's game with the Oakland Athletics will get a special treat.

As Deadspin points out, the Mets will give away this lovely Noah Syndergaard bobblehead that contains a hammer of strange design.