As most of you probably remember in season 5’s World Series Defense, Mac writes his favorite baseball player, Chase Utley, a rather questionable love letter, which he hopes Dee will deliver to Chase for him.
He makes sure to compliment his hair and shares how he’d love to have a catch with him. The full letter reads:
I feel like I can call you Chase because you and me are so much alike. I would love to meet you some day, it would be great to have a catch. I know I can’t throw as fast as you but I think you’d be impressed with my speed. I love your hair. You run fast. Did you have a good relationship with your father? Me neither. These are all things we can talk about and more. I know you have not been getting my letters because I know you would write back if you did. And I hope you write back this time and we get to be good friends. I’m sure our relationship would be a real home run!
Rooting for you always,
Mac’s Letter to Chase Utley
Mac states he had given the letter to Major League Baseball, his lawyer, his manager, and even his mom to get in touch with Mr. Utley. It seems that after five years later all hope would be lost of getting a response, but after all that time Mac finally gets a written letter back, and even an apology for the late response (stickers included).
Mr. Utley’s full letter (video below) reads:
I feel like I can call you Mac because you called me Chase. Sorry it took me five years to write you back, but I’m really busy playing a lot of baseball for the Phillies. Thank you for the compliment on my hair. It’s my fourth favorite thing after baseball, running fast, and my dad. I’m sorry your dad doesn’t like you. Maybe you could become a better son. Meeting you and having a game of catch sounds like a lot of fun, but like I said, I’m really busy playing a lot of baseball for the Phillies. I hope you have a good life. Fans like you make my life a grand slam!
Your good friend,
Chase Utley’s Response to Mac
Hopefully Mr. Utley won’t be so busy one day and can finally have that catch with Mac. Better late than never, I suppose.