Spring Update and Ideas For Keeping Utley Healthy

Over the last two days, both Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee saw their first spring training action on the mound.  Halladay went two scoreless against his old team, the Blue Jays.  And Lee gave up two runs in two innings today against the Tigers.  Both Phillies aces are in the beginning stages of working out the kinks before the regular season.

But while some are easing their way into baseball shape, others need to play well now.  Ben Francisco has taken the proverbial bull by the horns right from the start, as he is competing for the job in right field.  Francisco is batting .400 with four hits and five RBI in ten at-bats.

As for his competition, Domonic Brown has yet to get a hit.  He is 0 for 12.  John Mayberry Jr. has not done too much either, hitting just .250.  It looks like the job may be Francisco’s if the young guys do not step it up, fast.

Chase Utley is still resting after being diagnosed with right knee tendonitis.  He is able to hit, but not doing any running.  The issue has been downplayed by Utley and team management, but this may be something to keep a close eye on.

I had a few thoughts about how to keep Chase Utley healthy.  Here are a few ideas:

Clone him.  Use a different Utley clone each day to keep him fresh!

Utley clones.jpg

The Bionic Man: Replace bum body parts with super-powerful bionic parts:

Bionic Utley.jpg

Iron Man armor:

 

Iron Man Utley.jpg

Store Utley in a protective bubble:

 

Utley bubble.jpgAny other ideas?  Pass them on!

 

Photoshopping by Jenn Zambri Photography

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4 Comments

Maybe the Phillies could hire you to massage his knees!
Sue
Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

Well I once suggested on Jane’s blog that MLB should add a bubble wrap clause the players’ contracts allowing the team, at the manager’s discretion, to insist that certain players wear a protective bubble wrap coating whenever the manager deems necessary to protect against injury. Although, in light of recent events around all of MLB, I think that a bubble wrap clause could also help limit bad behavior. It’s hard to drink and drive if your keys are stuck in your pocket under layers of bubble wrap. Teams could also use it to muffle players prone to foot in mouth disease. Really, it’s win, win all around.
Kristen
http://blithescribe.mlblogs.com/

I like the Bionic Man version… funny to see all one needs to simulate a heart is a chip card. I’m off to Fry’s to get me one!
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

I like Sue’s suggestion to hire you to massage his knees. Perhaps Sue and you can work together. All for the good of the team ;-)
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

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