On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia.
At least that is probably what Chase Utley and Brad Lidge might be thinking this AM. Both players had what you might call a less than smooth experience at the 3-day All-Star extravaganza at Yankee Stadium.
The actual game was dominated by the pitchers, but the MVP went to the loathesome JD Drew, who hit a 2-run HR in the 7th inning to tie the game. The AL eventually won in 15 innings by a score of 4 - 3. Not only did the NL lose, but our guy, Brad Lidge, picked up the loss as he gave up the winning run in the 15th inning.
As for the one position player the Phils had at the game, Chase Utley did manage to go 1 for 3, but his work in the home run hitting contest (5 HR in the first round) was forgettable and he got picked up on mike dropping the f-bomb after being booed by asshole New York fans during introductions on Monday night before the HR derby.
On the other hand, telling "fuck you" to the New York fanbase is sort of a public service message, so maybe Utley's time wasn't wasted.
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