Phillies fans, Chase Utley is listening.
Five years ago, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” character Mac, best known for his high kicks, wrote a letter to Utley. The gang was off to the 2008 World Series, and while they debated about the existence of tunnels beneath Citizens Bank Park and who should go into the fumigation-in-progress apartment to retrieve the lost game tickets, Mac’s letter to Utley was read aloud.
“I am sure our relationship would be a real home run,” he wrote. It was everything one could hope for from a die-hard adult Phillies fan’s sort-of-love letter. Because let’s face it, we all know a Mac.
Five years later, though there’s nary a Phillies World Series win in sight, Utley has responded with his own video message.
Utley responds to every one of Mac’s points. And though he says he’s too busy playing baseball to take Mac up on the offer to have a catch, he does think Mac is a grand slam fan.
This is why, even in a disappointing season, people love the Phillies.