I had no idea that the last time Chase Utley had a walk-off hit was his famous 2007 walk-off against Billy Wagner and the Mets. Think about that for a second: Chase Utley didn’t have one walk-off hit since the Phillies won their first division title in the modern era until last night. Mind-blowing.
A note about Chase Utley’s hair: Some things never change, like the mentality of this crowd… and Utley’s hair. Last night:
Utley in 2007 (albeit grainy):
IT HASN’T MOVED.
Far be it from me to tell Chase Utley what to do with his sexy, but he basically has two looks when his hat or helmet comes off: greased back surfer and messy, oddly long-stranded, looks-like-a-mid-90’s-bowl-cut surfer. The walk-off look is the latter and I think it’s time something changed. Maybe short, but more plentiful strands? Maybe a near buzz. I think Chase Utley could pull off a buzz. Maybe full Werth. Whatever. But it’s striking how little Chase’s hair has changed in seven years as he’s matured from exciting heartthrob to greying, veteran heartthrob.
Anyway, here’s video of the 2007 walk-off because I miss Harry.