You might have heard that Chase Utley is back playing second base for the Philadelphia Phillies. When you are a 33-year-old man rolling a soul patch out, it sure helps if you are professional baseball player. That thing looks absurd.
Regardless, in this interminable, hot, and mostly dull first half of the 2012 season, there has not been much to be excited about. Utley's return is at least that. Phillies fans are looking for a big second half from Utley, and his reputation is that of a player who rises to the occasion as the games become more meaningful. So can Chase Utley have a "vintage" second half?
It probably depends on how you define "vintage."