We’ve long known that Mets fans really do not like Chase Utley. You may remember last month when a woman called WFAN’s Boomer and Gio Show just to tell Chase off. It’s pretty obvious that Mets players feel the same way. Certainly, you remember that time when Noah Syndergaard threw behind Utley like a tough guy and then Terry Collins came out and threw a temper tantrum:
1B umpire Tom Hallion mic'd up after Noah Syndergaard throws behind Chase Utley 😂 pic.twitter.com/lnCL385d6v
— Baseball Lifestyle™ (@BsbLifestyle__) March 6, 2019
I guess they are all still hung up on the whole Ruben Tejada take-out slide thing, or maybe it’s that he tormented the Mets with 39 career homers and seemed to be in the middle of everything as his teams ruined their season year after year. I guess that could be it, too.
Anyway, Utley is doing some television now with the Dodgers and had a little Q&A going last night. He was asked, “Do you really hate the New York Mets?”
His answer, which you can see after the jump, probably won’t surprise you.
Do you hate the New York Mets?
Chase Utley: “Yes”
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) June 12, 2019