Chase Utley, looking dashing as ever, met with reporters ahead of his retirement ceremony tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Utley tackled a variety of topics such as reflecting on his fondest memories as a Phillie, life as a father, and his television gig out west covering the Dodgers.
I personally snapped that picture sitting up there as the featured photo, which was an artistic feat given that I had to navigate the tall person of NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark, who was sitting directly in front of me. Guy seriously is big, gotta say.
Most of the session produced the standard stuff we’ve all heard before, but Clark did get Utley to speak about the impact of the love he still receives from Phillies fans. It was a good question, one that produced a thoughtful answer that you can check out, along with the full press conference, after the jump.
Chase Utley says the love from Philly fans for him is unreal
“The amount of congratulations and “I love you’s” is just so much to take in. It’s hard to totally understand it. But I’m right there with him. I have the same mutual respect and love for the fans of Philadelphia” pic.twitter.com/iiv0F6n57r
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) June 21, 2019
WIP’s Howard Eskin grabbed most of Utley’s remarks via Periscope, which seems to be his thing, so you can check that out, too:
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) June 21, 2019