Tag Archives: Chase Utley

October at Citi Field

The LIRR train from Penn Station was standing-room only, though Mom and I shared a three-seater with a commuter. The walk from the station to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda was crowded, and the plaza was packed. We got inside and made our way along the jammed concourse to get some sandwiches for dinner and then

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Most valuable losers

When Chase Utley hit his second home run in Game 5 of the World Series, giving him five against the Yankees, the discussion began about who had been named Series MVP from the losing team. Since the award was first given (in 1955 to Johnny Podres), only one player had ever earned the honor but

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Shea Goodbye: 78 to go

Couldn’t watch this one because I was at my friend Dave’s wedding rehearsal dinner — this, the guy who planned his wedding for the same week as the Mets’ home opener and thus couldn’t go on Tuesday, snapping his streak at nine — but we high-fived when I got the final score text message. Watching

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Was Rollins even the Phillies’ MVP?

This isn’t me. I’m not whining here or spitting out sour grapes (or whatever that lame phrase is). Yeah, I thought Jimmy Rollins had an amazing year and seemed to be there in so many clutch situations for the Phillies down the stretch, but he’s not even the MVP of the Phillies. That would be

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Tying them up in Philly

First Chase Utley and now Brett Myers. The Phillies are tying up their young stars with multi-year contracts and buying them out of their arbitration years. It’s definitely a good move (when not applied to Pat Burrell, at least not with a no-trade clause), but it only makes you wonder … If Utley can get

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