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Utley to return Thursday, PETA says he's not mean

Posted on: September 15, 2011 1:29 pm
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By Matt Snyder

A day after the Phillies clinched a playoff berth for the fifth consecutive season, they're expected to get their second baseman back. Chase Utley has been out since last Wednesday with a concussion after being hit in the helmet with a pitch. He's not in the lineup for the first game of a doubleheader, but should be in for Game 2 (Todd Zolecki via Twitter).

Meanwhile, a different story emerged about Utley Wednesday. If you only read the headline, you wouldn't have known it, but Utley garnered the second-most votes in a Sports Illustrated poll of MLB players asking who is the "meanest" player in baseball. Only A.J. Pierzynski received more votes.

PETA wants you to know Utley's not a bad guy, though.

"A staunch defender of homeless, abused, and neglected animals, Utley not only founded the Utley All-Star Animals foundation with his wife, Jen, to help animals in Philadelphia but also starred in a national PETA campaign that encourages everyone to 'adopt, don't buy' dogs and cats," PETA said.

Also, according to the organization, "given the buzz around his fierceness on the field, [fans] might be surprised to learn that the people who should really fear Chase Utley are animal abusers!"

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:34 pm
 

Utley to return Thursday, PETA says he's not mean

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Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: September 16, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Utley to return Thursday, PETA says he's not mean

Great post. This world is retarded. People treat animals who lick their butts with equal value as human beings. Absurdity.



Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:33 am
 

Utley to return Thursday, PETA says he's not mean

This country has 3 times as many shelters for dogs than it does shelters for battered women. Why do people waste so much time and money caring about animals. I love dogs but jeez. My Corgi eats her own poop. Why defend something that eats its own poop before a human. How can you look at a photo of a starving kid with a tape worm hanging out of his foot and living in a landfill and then say "hmm, I think I'll save the puppies." women



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2011 11:43 pm
 

Utley to return Thursday, PETA says he's not mean

I would love nothing more than to be a part of the man hunt for that SOB who duck-taped that dog and left it to die next to a church in Kensington (part of Philly for those who never heard of it).

I'm sure Chase inspires that same passion through his charity work. Utley is a man's man, and understands that animals need help. I'm with him.





Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: September 15, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Utley to return Thursday, PETA says he's not mean

that is a great question rugby panda.

although it's really jen who is behind the whole organization, so im sure she must hate vick with a passion.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Utley to return Thursday, PETA says he's not mean

-999 for originality



Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: September 15, 2011 3:00 pm
 

Utley to return Thursday, PETA says he's not mean

People
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Animals



Since: Jun 5, 2008
Posted on: September 15, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Utley to return Thursday, PETA says he's not mean

I wonder if Utley has met Michael Vick yet. 


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