Chase Utley Channels Pedro Cerrano
Desperate times call for desperate measures. And when you’re in a slump like Chase Utley, you’ll do anything to break out of it. Though Greg Dobbs and Brad Lidge were vague answering questions about the display inside the Phillies’ clubhouse on Wednesday night, The 700 Level and SI’s Hot Clicks leads us to believe that the voodoo arrangement below is the handiwork of Phillies second baseman Chase Utley:
I don’t know about you, but that design sure looks like something out of the Blair Witch Project. From what we can tell there’s fruit, a red bull, and batting gloves inside the bat triangle but no sightings of Jobu. Utley’s last home run was on May 20th and he’s only had three extra base hits since then, seeing his average drop almost 50 points. With the amount of video he watches and the level of preparation he puts in, you have to figure he’s due to break out of the slump voodoo or not. At least his wife should be pleased that this is his idea of a slump buster.