Five Years Later, Chase Utley Finally Responds to Mac's Letter From "Always Sunny in Philadelphia"

By Marilee Gallagher
Chase Utley
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After five years of waiting, Ronald Macdonald known by the nickname “Mac” is finally getting a response to the so-called love letter he penned Chase Utley as part of the episode, “The World Series Defense” on the popular comedy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Mac, played by Rob McElhenny, a born and raised Philadelphian, has a very noted and played out crush on the Philadelphia Phillies‘ second baseman. Mac has always wanted to meet Utley and even have a catch with him. And while the rest of his friends each have their own plans for what will happen when they attend game five of the 2008 World Series, Mac simply wants to get a letter to Utley.

The letter in full reads as such:

“Dear Chase 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 not 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 homerun!”

Complete with a drawing of the two actually playing catch and stickers to “jazz it up”, Mac explains that he tried to send the letter to Utley’s agent and his mom, but that no one would accept it. So he asks Dee, played by McElhenny’s real-life wife Kaitlin Olson, who has opted to charge the field and  kiss Ryan Howard, to give Utley his letter.

But the gang never made it to the World Series game as shenanigans ensued. However, it seems Utley finally received Mac’s letter anyway and because he is such a class act, took time out of his busy schedule of playing “a lot of baseball with the Phillies,” to respond. He even included stickers like Mac did.

One can only hope now that Utley, who along with Howard guest starred on an episode of the show, might have some time to make another spot or at the very least that Always Sunny finds a way to incorporate this response letter into a future episode. Like Mac said, it would be sure to be “a real homerun!”

Marilee Gallagher is a baseball writer for You can follow her on Twitter @MGallagher17 like her page on Facebook, or join her network on Google.

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