Saturday, September 15, 2007

Chase Utley, UCLA and American hero

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley played college ball at UCLA. Now a contender for NL MVP, he also saves puppies in his spare time, has the ladies drooling over him (sorry ladies, he's married), and is now a committed environmentalist after seeing Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, and has even signed up to become a Stop Global Warming marcher.

Utley fights for the environment: Chase Utley's next goal -- after a winning a World Series -- is to make the world a cleaner place.

The All-Star second baseman was affected after seeing Al Gore's movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," and has become an advocate for stopping global warming. He joined an online movement to spread the word.

"Until I saw the movie, I never paid attention to it," Utley said. "It opened my eyes. We're not heading in the right direction as far as helping the environment. I'm trying to find ways to help, and trying to get people more aware. One person can't change it. I just hope to educate people a little bit."


For his part, Utley said he plans to buy a hybrid car that would get profoundly better gas mileage than the trucks owned by teammates Jon Lieber and Aaron Rowand. Lieber's custom-built Ford F-650 gets 12 miles per gallon.

"I don't think we're really on the same page," Utley said. "Maybe I'll show them the movie."

Yet another UCLA Bruin making us proud. :-)

Meanwhile, O.J. Simpson makes the news this week for his role in a robbery. Typical.

1 comment:

Harrison said...

And if he didn't get injured earlier, Utley would definitely be NL M.V.P. this year.