A dream came genuine for Mac from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: He ultimately got to play catch with Chase Utley.
The nursed a retirement fete for longtime onetime second basemen Utley on Friday night. Utley represented for the Phillies from 2003 to 2015 and helped the team win a World Series in 2008. He officially withdrawing from the sport last-place September after spend the final three years of his job with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It wouldn’t have been a proper celebration without It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator( and native Philadelphian) Rob McElhenney in attendance. McElhenney dallies Mac in the series.
Both McElhenney and his wife Kaitlin Olson( Deandra “Dee” Reynolds) were set right behind home plate in the soldout stadium. When it came time for Utley to throw away the first ceremonial dance, McElhenney assembled him on the field to catch it. McElhenney’s t-shirt even had Mac written on it.
Mac eventually had his catch with Chase Utley.
Dreams genuinely do come true. pic.twitter.com/ k10Zm9PM7i
— Cut4 (@ Cut4) June 21, 2019
As followers of the long-running sitcom are aware, Mac and Utley playing catch is a decade-long dream in the making. The character’s obsession with Utley was first revealed in the fifth season, 2009 escapade of It’s Always Sunny,” The World Series Defense .”
In the episode, the organization is forced to explain to a adjudicate why they racked up over $1,000 in parking penalizes, after getting inadvertently locked in a linen closet trying to break into Citizens Bank Park for recreation five of the World Series.
In one of the more memorable scenes, Mac tries to convince Dee to run out onto the field and deliver a “love letter” to Utley.
” Dear Chase, I feel like I can call you Chase because you and me are so alike ,” he wrote in the symbol, as read aloud by Dee.” I’d like to meet you the working day, it would be great to have a catch. I know I can’t shed as fast as you but I think you’d be impressed with my rush … I hope you write back this time, and we can become good friends. I am sure our relationship would be a real home run !”
The letter became such a thing, that in 2013, Utley finally responded in a Phillies Mailbag segment.
In the video, Utley defends for taking five years old to write back. He’s just” really busy, playing a lot of baseball for the Phillies .”
Suffice to say, fans( of both the plays and the sequence) were extremely agitated for this full circle moment, as concluded noticeable by its acknowledgment on Twitter.
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— Bailey Austin Yeager (@ BaileyYeager2) June 21, 2019
— Mike (@ ChaiMike2 6) June 21, 2019
What a moment. pic.twitter.com/ R5HLPParCd
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@ NBCSPhilly) June 22, 2019
— Frau Blucher (@ EricaGeoy) June 21, 2019
Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson- Mac and Dee from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia -are sat behind home plate for Chase Utley’s retirement ceremony. Maybe Mac has another letter for Utley.
— Matt Breen (@ matt_breen) June 21, 2019
The only thing missing from the special light was an appearance from Green Man. At least the “Phrenetic” was there!
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