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Chase Utley’s Slide into Second Base Broke the Leg of the Mets’ Ruben Tejada

In an attempt to break up a double play, Chase Utley wound up breaking Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada’s leg during Game 2 of the Dodgers-Mets NLDS Saturday night. [via UPROXX]



Video below.

On the broadcast, there’s been some disagreement among the announcers of the play. Is it dirty? Late? Clean? It is Tejada’s fault? Make no mistake, there’s no shortage of opinions swirling around on social media.

Someway, somehow, Utley’s head wasn’t injured on the play – at least to the naked eye. He didn’t touch the bag, but neither did Tejada, and according to MLB rules, Chase was deemed safe.

Plenty of controversy surrounding this one. Former players have been tweeting that Utley’s slide was fine, while analysts have been saying it’s dirty and uncalled for and wanting Utley suspended. Should make for some great hot takes the rest of the weekend and this week coming up.

UPDATE: David Wright no happy.

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