On May 20, Chase Utley indicated that his Dodger teammates have started calling him dad, so it stands to reason that on Father's Day, they would come bearing gifts for the oldest position player in the National League.
Utley posted these two photos to his Instagram Story today showing gifts from teammate Kike Hernandez, which includes one awesome T-shirt.
Happy Father's Day to all those heroes/role models! I'm pretty fortunate to have two pretty amazing father figures in my life!! It was wasn't for my dads I wouldn't be where I am right now!! Te amo papi! @Kike20Hndz
Love you dad! 🦊 pic.twitter.com/UUvwF44DpZ— Enrique Hernández (@kikehndez) June 17, 2018
Happy Father’s Day to all those heroes/role models! I’m pretty fortunate to have two pretty amazing father figures in my life!! It was wasn’t for my dads I wouldn’t be where I am right now!! Te amo papi! @Kike20Hndz— Enrique Hernández (@kikehndez) June 17, 2018
Love you dad! �� pic.twitter.com/UUvwF44DpZ
In addition to his fake teammate son, Utley also has two sons, six-year-old Benjamin and three-year-old Max, who got to take part in a very special art project for their dad. Chase gave his sons a pair of white cleats to color on, which he wore for today's game against the Giants.
They turned out how you'd expect, which is a pretty cool thing for Chase to wear on Father's Day.
Chase Utley is running the bases aggressively in a gray t-shirt that says BEST DAD EVER. #ever— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) June 17, 2018
If you can't get enough cuteness from members of the 2008 Phillies, there's a video of Cole Hamels having tea with his five-year-old daughter, Reeve, that will melt your heart.
Baseball is a sport that can uniquely bring families together, whether someone is your real dad or just the father figure in the clubhouse.