It’s a side of Chase Utley we very rarely get to see. The side where he talks of his love of animals, where he grew up, what he is like when he’s not focused on baseball.
Utley opened up in an interview with Philadelphia Magazine for their April edition. The article takes a peek at Utley’s life inside and outside the game, plus the decision to take his knee rehab to Arizona, a move that may have saved his career. Here are a few excerpts:
The time his wife Jen asked him about his knees derailing his career:
He’s a guy so consumed by playing that when his wife, Jen, asked him if he was worried that his troubled knees were putting his career in jeopardy, he just looked at her silently. “I got a death glare—a murderous glare,” she says. “I don’t want to see that again.”
Utley’s new routine:
His morning workouts, about five days a week, involve a whole range of stuff, he says. “What I’ve been doing has evolved over the past year and a half, trying to find something that works for me.