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Chase Utley booed by Mets fans during introductions (Video)

Here’s something that will shock you: Chase Utley was booed during introductions before Game 3 of the NLDS against the Mets in New York. Utley is easily the most hated enemy of Mets fans after his slide/tackle of Ruben Tejada during Game 2 Saturday broke the shortstop’s leg. Utley was suspended two games as a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Citi Field gave Chase Utley a predictably chilly reception

During pregame introductions at Citi Field before Monday night’s NLDS Game 3, Mets fans gave Chase Utley an incredibly warm reception. Just kidding, they booed him like they’ve never booed anyone before. The Citi Field reception for Chase Utley was not warm — Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) October 13, 2015   Utley isn’t in the starting lineup...
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Clayton Kershaw: MLB 'bullied' into Chase Utley suspension

In the wake of Los Angeles Dodgers second basemen Chase Utley having been suspended two games by Major League Baseball for a hard slide into second base that broke New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's leg Saturday night, one of Utley's teammates feels the suspension was unwarranted.Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw feels that the pressure from the sports media and Mets organization...
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Tommy Lasorda calls for rule change following Chase Utley incident

Naturally, the controversy surrounding Chase Utley and the Dodgers wasn't going to pass without Tommy Lasorda giving his two cents.But the Hall of Fame manager didn't automatically take the side of his beloved Dodger Blue. In fact, Lasorda insists that the incident which left Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada with a broken leg is a sign that there needs to be a rule change, the New York...
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Clarifying the MLB's slide rule

Over the weekend an incident occurred between Chase Utley of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Ruben Tejada of the New York Mets. If you’re somehow not already well aware of what happened, I’ll give you the brief details. Utley was running from first to second after a ball was put in play. He then slid into second base with the intent of breaking up a double play. In doing so...
Via The Outside Corner
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Appealing Chase Utley’s suspension

As most baseball fans are by now aware, Chase Utley was suspended for two games on Sunday evening by Major League Baseball. The suspension relates to Utley’s controversial takeout slide of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada in Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Saturday night. Utley’s agent, Joel Wolfe, quickly announced that Utley would be appealing the suspension, as...
Via Fangraphs
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Baseball is not a contact sport

That’s it. That’s the whole thing. There are contact sports out there. A whole lot of contact sports. Baseball is not and never has been among them. Sometimes, players do come into contact with one another. Sometimes, they do so violently, and sometimes, when they do so violently, they’re even on opposing teams. It’s not that the players are forbidden to touch, and it...
Via Fangraphs
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Chase Utley suspended two games for illegal slide, will appeal

During Game 2 of the National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Mets, Chase Utley slid into second base, taking out shortsop Ruben Tejada in the process. The result of the play was a fractured right fibula for Tejada. Utley reached out to Tejada after the game, offering an apology. However, the damage was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Chase Utley reportedly passed concussion test

There is little doubt that Ruben Tejada got the worst end of his collision with Chase Utley during Game 2 of the NLDS between the Dodgers and Mets on Saturday. Now it appears that Utley avoided serious injury. The LA Times’ Dylan Hernandez reports that Utley passed a concussion test after the game. Source: Chase...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eric Byrnes goes all out imitating Chase Utley's slide

Former Major Leaguer Eric Byrnes is now an analyst for MLB Network, and regular viewers know him for his energetic and enthusiastic analysis. On Saturday night, he was at it again. Byrnes was tackling the subject of the Dodgers’ Chase Utley’s controversial slide that broke Ruben Tejada’s fibula. As usual, his demonstration on the studio’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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