It took him five years, but Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley took some time to respond to a letter from a ‘fan.’ That fan was Ronald “Mac” McDonald, who according to a 2009 episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, had been trying to get the letter to him since he was a child. During the Phillies’ “Phillies Mailbag” segment, Utley answered the following letter that Mac sent him:
I feel like I can call you chase because you and me are so alike. I’d like to meet you one 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 no been getting my letters because I know you would write back if you did. I hope you write back this time, and we can become good friends. I am sure our relationship would be a real home run!
Utley apologized for waiting so long, but said that he’d been busy playing baseball. His reponse follows.
I feel like I can call you Mac because you called me Chase. Sorry it took me five years to write back but I am really busy playing a lot of baseball for the Phillies. Thank you for the compliment on my hair. It is my fourth favorite thing after baseball, running fast, and my dad. I’m sorry your dad doesn’t like you. Maybe you could try being a better son. Meeting you and having a game of catch soudns like a lot of fun but like I said I am really busy playing a lot of baseball for the Phillies. I Hope you have a good like. Fans like you make my life a ‘grand slam!’
The ninth season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia starts this Wednesday on new network FXX. The Phillies schedule ends on September 29, barring a miracle.