Recently-retired Chase Utley removed any doubt about his feelings on the Mets -- the team he tormented throughout his career and whose fans made their feelings about him known.
Asked point blank whether he hates the Mets, Utley was succinct.
"I do," Utley said on Sportsnet Live, smirking and pausing a second before adding another "I do."
Utley, who tortured the Mets as a member of the Phillies from 2003 to the middle of 2015 and broke Ruben Tejada's leg with a dirty "slide" in Game 2 of the 2015 NLDS as a Dodger, retired after last season.
The season after breaking Tejada's leg in the NLDS, Utley was thrown behind at Citi Field by Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard. That moment led to Syndergaard's ejection and the now-infamous 'ass-in-the-jackpot' argument between crew chief Tom Hallion and then-Mets manager Terry Collins.
Utley had a career .294/.370/.557 line with 14 home runs in 58 career regular season games at Citi Field -- with SNY announcer Gary Cohen naming the right field seats 'Utley's Corner.'
Overall against the Mets during his career, Utley hit .282/.374/.526 with 39 home runs in 192 games.