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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....


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

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

  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.