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Last night, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins connected for an acrobatic, glove-toss assisted put out at second base. You can just hear it in Harry’s voice: “What a great flip turned Utley to J-Roll™… to Adrian Gonzalez?” Oh no, the fantasy is ruined. And after all that, they didn’t get the double play anyway. It still looked great though.
You can catch a GIF of the glove flip and hear Vin Scully call the play after the jump.
The text, if you can’t read it through the tears:
Thank you Philadelphia for taking me under your wing 12 years ago. It has been an honor and a dream come true to play for a city with so much passion. I feel extremely lucky to have played for an organization with so many incredible people.
Thank you David Montgomery for having the gift to make everyone around you feel important. I am proud to have been a part of your vision for the organization. I’ve played for several impactful coaches over the years, but Charlie Manuel stands alone for what he has meant to me. His patience, encouragement and faith in his team created a sense of confidence that his players will never forget. Most importantly, I would like to say thank you to my teammates, old and new. I will forever cherish the times that we had. Pat, Row, j-dub, Jroll, Howy, Vic, Chooch, Cole to name a few– Thank you for your countless hours of preparation and determination. I am honored to have shared the field with you.
Jen and I have worked with the Pennsylvania SPCA for over 10 years and we will continue to support their work for years to come. Thank you to everyone who has joined us to positively change the lives of the abused and neglected animals of Philadelphia.
Citizens Bank Park is like no other stadium. The support, encouragement and energy that all of you brought on a daily basis was empowering. We have had quite a ride together and I will never forget 2008. WFC forever!
Thanks again Philly, I will miss you.
I thought this was supposed to get easier as time went on? I’m sobbing. Oh shit! There’s stickers:
via (@DavidGrzyTV), (@RyanLawrence21)
Email from reader Jeremy:
Just got this last night. WFC man.
Bold strategy. Of course, he could’ve just bought a t-shirt— less permanent and cheaper.
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For your own sake, maybe pull this up on your phone, plug your headphones in, and hide from your coworkers. Or call them all to your computer and bond through tears. Both work.
Full audio after the jump from Angelo Cataldi’s Morning Show.