The off-season is a funny time for baseball fans, especially when your pro football team is not setting the world on fire. Following last year's World Series win by the Philadelphia Phillies, one player stood out in my mind in the off-season: Chase Utley. In their six-game loss to the New York Yankees this season, Utley again stood tall. Crowd cheering,áchest-pounding, fire-eating, kill your best starter, hide your momma, where's Obama, we ain'tályingáperformance. (Sorry, I recently interviewed Darryl Dawkins, the former 76ers nickname machine, for a B/R story). The rest of the Phillies team simply did not respond as well in the clutch. Utley hit five home runs against New York to tie Yankee great Reggie Jackson for the most in a single World Series He hit two home runs off Yankee ace C ...
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