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Chase Utley says he's coming back early

Jul 5, 2010, 7:15 PM EDT

The last prognosis we heard regarding Chase Utley was that it would be eight weeks before he could make it back to the Phillies’ lineup.  Todd Zolecki is tweeting, however, that Utley is planning on coming back sooner than that, saying that it will take five weeks to heal, one week to get his mobility back and then it’s go-time.

I’m sure he can do it if he sets his mind to it because he’s Chase Utley and that’s just how he’s wired.  But there’s a big difference between being tough enough and determined enough to start playing baseball sooner than people thought you could and actually playing baseball at a high level within that time frame.

Put differently: someone who is not as emotionally involved in Chase Utley’s comeback needs to determine whether a 60-75% effective Chase Utley is preferable to a 100% Wilson Valedez or whatever.

Wait, I’m even asking that?   

  1. Ditto65 - Jul 5, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    World Moron.
    World F#%#*n’ Moron!

  2. Jonny5 - Jul 6, 2010 at 9:10 AM

    The sooner Utley gets back on the field, the sooner he gets back to being Chase Utley. This is more imortant than how well any backup is playing. It is his thumb, if it doesn’t hurt? It shouldn’t hinder him. BTW Jim Abbott called and said stop being a wuss Craig, Utley will be fine.

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