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Friday, January 6, 2012

My Chase Utley Trifecta Should Feature Him In A Dodger Uniform

I may have once upon a time mentioned achieving this Trifecta, but after scanning most of my Utley Collection so it could be pictured with the rest of my UCLA PC, I decided to highlight this Trifecta I completed months and months ago with a post of its own.


As I must painfully mention each time I acquire a new Utley hit, Chase not only attended my Alma mater of UCLA, but was also a Dodger draft pick. In the middle of writing this post, I stumbled upon the fact that Chase was a History major during his time as a Bruin, which makes me like the guy even more than I already do. Drafted in the second round of the 1997 draft by Los Angeles out of a Long Beach high school, Utley decided to forgo signing and instead ply his craft in Westwood.


Utley was once again selected in the 2000 amateur draft after a tremendous junior year and a stellar three years at UCLA overall, only this time around he was nabbed in the first round and signed with the Phillies. What followed, of course, has been a Hall of Fame career as one of the premier second baseman in baseball history with both the bat and the glove.


Oh, what could have been....

4 comments:

  1. but then he would not be my favorite Phillie!!

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  2. Second round is pretty high not to sign. Don't see that a lot.

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  3. db- Rub it in, why don't ya ;)

    Section 36- Especially straight out of high school. But he knew what he was doing, obviously.

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