When first learning about Chase Utley’s knee injury, most Phillies fans didn’t seem overly concerned. As days turned into weeks, more questions came up. Why isn’t he playing? What’s wrong with his knees? Why aren’t they saying anything? When is he going to come back?
There was no more shrugging off the injury. Phillies fans knew something was wrong with Utley, one of the toughest, hard-nosed players in baseball. Fans were getting worried.
Weeks turned into months, and still no Utley. Finally, a timetable for his return was set. On June 27, Led Zepplin’s Kashmir once again blasted over the Citizen Bank Park speakers.
Chase Utley was back.
The second baseman that the great Harry Kalas once referred to as “The Man” was back in the Phillies lineup. It didn’t matter if he struck out or hit a home run; the fact was that he was back. But of course he wasn’t going to strike out: Utley’s first at-bat was practically scripted.
With the count at 2-2, Utley launched Pitt