Chase Utley is in my kitchen

Posted on July 1, 2010
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A few weeks ago I was contacted by a representative from the website Fathead. If you haven’t heard of them before, they provide life-size replicas of athletes to stick on your wall. The man I spoke to asked me if I would like to make a post about their product in exchange if they sent me a freebie. I figured that I could have some kind of a give-away on the site so I agreed to hit him up with a little free promotion. I replied and told him that I’d do a post if he sent me something to do with the Red Sox.

My house is decked out with Boston sports gear so how could I turn down this offer?

A few days passed by until I received a cardboard cylinder outside my door. I opened it up and this is what it looks like on the inside:

Yep. In case you’re wondering, that blank silhouette is where a large sticker of Chase Utley was affixed. I, the owner and author for SOX ADDICT, was sent a Fathead set of Philadelphia Phillies stuff and a 3.5 foot tall sticker of Utley swinging a bat.

A few days went by while I was trying to figure out what to do with my newly acquired NL East merchandise. I debated on putting it on my wall and using it as a dartboard but I don’t really hate the Phillies that much and my landlords might frown on a hundred little holes dotting the walls of my apartment but then one day I was out getting the mail and I saw a busted old Buick Regal across the street. I took a closer look and someone had done a few modifications to the car. They had affixed the Mercedes symbol on the front of it and on the back they had some metal work done to try and pretend they were driving a Benz. I knew then what had to be done.

Chase Utley (Click the image for a closeup)

I had to make my own kind of transformation. All it took was a printout of JD Drew’s head, some scotch tape, and a huge red sharpie.

JD Drew (Click the image for a closeup)

Perfect. When life hands you lemons (or a bunch of Phillies stickers), make lemonade (or a bunch of Red Sox stickers.) Anyway, if you can manage to get the correct team then I think the product would be pretty cool for a child’s bedroom or a college dormroom. It won’t really fit the decor for anyone else’s house unless their wife lets them have some sort of awesome mancave. The quality of the actual stickers seems pretty solid. They seem like they can take some abuse from an air conditioner or heating vent. I also moved them around a few times so if you happen to order some and decide you don’t want them anymore then don’t worry about it peeling the paint off of your wall.

If you’re interested in purchasing a Chase Utley Fathead Jr then be my guest but if you’re like me then you might want to check their selection of Red Sox merchandise rather than ghetto rigging it like I did.

The good news is that now I have something physical to punch every time JD Drew takes a called third strike. The bad news is that my wall may still end up with a hundred holes in it by the end of the season.

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