I accidentally typed “Chase Utley is Having a Shitorically Bad Start.” But that also fits.
Utley is on the cusp of having the worst March/April in National League history. Of course, that’s based solely on batting average. It’s not an advanced metric, but it’s still a good way to judge a hitter’s success. Utley’s impact has been non-existent. He’s somehow found a way to notch 11 RBI while only having eight hits on the year in 70 at-bats.
We all love Chase. We do. But if you’re at a game soon (and that’s a big if) and you lay those boos down on Ryan Howard, just remember that Chase probably deserves some too. I know it’s hard, but it’s the life we live now. But maybe instead you can just yell “I DON’T BLAME YOU,” or “I’M SORRY THIS IS WHAT IT’S COME TO.”