Sunday, March 15, 2009
Single Tear of Joy
That my friends is an image of solace, hope, joy, and beauty. Yes, that's Chase Utley in the batter's box, as he was back in action yesterday for the first time since walking off the Citizens Bank Park field as a World Series champion. In the minor league spring training game, he went 2-4 at the plate and played 4 innings at 2nd base without any problems physically. My hero said this- "As far as physically, it still has some room for improvement. But it was nice to be out there. It was nice to try to get the feel of the game back. That's probably going to be the most difficult thing, is just to get that flow back. But as far as physically, it felt pretty good. No pain hitting. No pain fielding. I ran hard a couple times, and like I said, there are no problems there. It's good to know." A single tear of joy just ran down my cheek.