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Help Utley Rebuild His Knees

Kyle Scott - February 14, 2013

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Chase Utley needs new knees. This, you know. But while Utley, the baseball player, has avoided surgery and appears to be relatively healthy for the 2013 season, his puppy counterpart, with whom he shares a name, won’t be able to avoid the knife.

Meet Utley, the nine-month-old Shepherd mix, adopted by All-Star CB reader Erin in September. Things were great at first, but recently, Erin learned that Utley needs reconstructive surgery on both knees. It’s going to cost around $8,000, which Erin, a 24-year-old who just earned her master's degree (and all the debt that comes along with it), doesn’t have. So, she needs your help.

Erin started a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for Utley’s surgery. Here's what she wrote on the site:

Meet Utley! Utley and his littermates were rescued from a shelter in Georgia by the East Coast Adoption Agency, and taken to a foster home in Cherry Hill, NJ. I adopted him in early September of 2012. He was 4 months old and the most wonderful, well behaved, and adorable puppy I'd ever seen. I’d wanted to adopt for years, and when I saw his photo online, I knew immediately that he was my boy.  I’m not the only one who thinks he is special. In fact, every day people will literally stop in their tracks to give him some love. People have even stopped their cars right on the street to roll down the window and ask about him. He's a unique, wonderful dog and I loved him from the first big wet kiss he gave me. Being a lifelong Phillies fan, I named him Utley, after my favorite baseball player Chase Utley. He is affectionately known as "UtButt" by his friends and family. I can honestly say that Utley is as well loved in our South Philadelphia neighborhood as his famous namesake is.

Unfortunately, Utley's name was more appropriate than I could have guessed. Much like Chase, Utley has struggled with some hip and knee issues in his short life. He was recently diagnosed with ruptured cruciate ligaments in his knees and needs corrective surgery so that he can rejoin his friends at the dog park and get back to fielding tennis ball grounders like a champ. I can not afford the surgery he needs. I am exploring any and all options I can to give my boy the life he deserves. Utley would benefit most from having surgery on his knees in late March or early April of this year. Each knee would cost about $4000 to repair and would give him the chance to have a much happier and pain-free life. He has brought so much joy to my life in the last 6 months and I only wish to return that favor for him.


And here are some pictures, to melt your heart on this 14th of February:

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And a video, BECAUSE HE’S SUCH A GOOD BOY (!!!).

Erin has already raised $2,000 in just over two days. "The generosity of friends, family, and strangers alike has been staggering," she said.

But her Twitter (@phillierin) will only reach so far, and she has a long way to go before reaching her goal. UtButt’s CB friend, Hayley, just added 50 bones to the pot to help her buddy get back on his paws. And you can do the same. So what do you say, show a little puppy love this Valentine's Day? Donate here.

Howard Eskin Thinks Erin Andrews Being Filmed Nude in Her Hotel Room was the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Her

Kyle Scott - January 20, 2013

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I'm not sure what has gotten into Howard Eskin lately. First he reported that Andy Reid to the Cardinals was all but a done deal… then that the hockey season was on the verge of being canceled… then that Gus Bradley was flying to Philly to finalize his contract with the Eagles… then that Bradley was already in Philly, when he was actually flying somewhere over Montana… and now he's made some questionable remarks about Erin Andrews and her peephole incident.

On Eskin's show Saturday morning, a conversation about Manti T'eo with caller Murray for some reason turned to Andrews, and that's when Eskin decided to opine on her being filmed nude in her hotel room:

Howard Eskin: It’s like Erin Andrews ought to thank the guy that shot the nude video of her.

‘Murray’: You’re absolutely right.

Eskin: She was a sideline reporter on the S.E.C. until that happened.

‘Murray’: And I still don’t like her.

Eskin: No, I think she’s terrible.

‘Murray’: No, me too.


I get it. It's the Sex Tape Theory. You couldn't embrace Kim Kardashian as a bonafide celebrity until you saw Ray J go clamming on a surprisingly well-lit bed. And some will argue that you couldn't embrace Andrews as the preeminent sideline reporter until you saw her in a disappointingly-lit hotel room. But still. The circumstances surrounding a sex tape are a little different than being filmed in your hotel room through a peephole. Eskin may not remember Andrews being a household name when the video came out, but she was (at least among mid-twenties dudes), and I'm not so sure it was the thing that made her career (though it may have helped her get on Dancing With The Stars…). Eskin's comment was as incorrect as it was inappropriate, and I'm guessing that the folks at FOX – who, at some level, sign paychecks for both of them – would think so too.

Listen to Eskin's comment after the jump.

via The Big Lead and Sports Rantz, the latter of which chronicled this and another radio host, on Twitter, telling Andrews the same thing… and to get back in the kitchen

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Caption This! Jay Wright and Erin Andrews

Kyle Scott - February 12, 2011


Jamie Moyer on Today Show

Kyle Scott - November 12, 2010


By my estimation, Jamie Moyer was in the Domincan last week, flew to California to have his arm looked at this week, and then was in New York this morning for the Today Show.  Busy man, that Jamie.

The interview is entirely about Camp Erin, Moyer's camp for grieving children.

Good job, Jamie.  Video after the jump.

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