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Animated Short ‘Baseball Friends: Ryan Howard and Chase Utley’ Is Awkwardly Amusing

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Now with that public service announcement out of the way, allow me to move on to this delightful little animated short, “Baseball Friends: Ryan Howard and Chase Utley.”

From the creator of “Baseball Friends,” mutsack:

Ever wonder what pro baseball players chat about on the team bus? Well, ‘Baseball Friends’ takes real audio from a conversation between Ryan Howard and Chase Utley and turns it into a cartoon. This is as real as it gets, folks.

Indeed. As real as it gets. While I have no reason to doubt the veracity of the creator’s claims as to the audio’s legitimacy, it is hard to believe that Ryan Howard and Chase Utley would be so open, so personal, so vulnerable when describing  their hopes and dreams to each other, in particular how Utley dreams about hitting home runs. But who knows? It’s not like I know either of them.

What I do know, however, is that if Chase Utley is exactly in person as he is portrayed in the above video, I do know one person who would be thrilled to get the chance to participate in a real deep conversation with the Philadelphia Phillies star:

Mac from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia:

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Note: for more of mutsack’s madcap animated work, please visit his official site.

[H/T The700Level]