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post #4576 of 5143
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Originally Posted by doctorman View Post

i would have been devastated if seager broke his leg. no question. but again, if i just look at the slide, it's a hard, major league slide. i would probably shake my head and move on.  

like mentioned earlier, as a major league shortstop, tejada should have expected a hard slide.  to miss the bag, spin around and try to be creative for a very difficult play, he put himself in a bad spot.

i laugh at the hypocrisy because i never saw you calling for fine/suspensions about any other controversial plays by other players, many of them far more agregious.  but if you did, you'd be complaining every day.  when a dodger player commits a controversial act, you conveniently jump on it.  if you were a mets fan, i would have respected you more.

i was sitting next to a few mets fans at the game (both of them were seasoned fans keeping his/her own scores).  they were certainly disappointed but took no issues with the slide. like i've said, you want your players to slide like utley; you just wish utley is on your team.  spikes down, arms well within reach of the bag, no body contact before the slide and no bad intention. 

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. But Utley is now in my Haterade house, Dodger or not.
post #4577 of 5143
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post


I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. But Utley is now in my Haterade house, Dodger or not.

agreed. let's move on. 

post #4578 of 5143
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post


This is one of the dumbest things you have ever said on this forum. 

This guy plays dirty so you should adjust your game to avoid his bush league bullshit. 

Here on the Right side of the country we don't give in to terrorism. 

Well perhaps … but I've got some pretty good ones from back in the day. Yes I'm being hyperbolic… but in all seriousness: 1. Any player will attempt to break up the DP (not debating strength or attack) so you know it's coming in some form 2. That form is Chase Utley… no background check needed. 3. With full knowledge of #1 and #2 you try to pull of some fancy Captain Twinkle Toes, Ozzie Smith type shit and turn your back to the oncoming freight train that is Utley.

If you want to get hit by a car you have to play in traffic. Is Utley a terrible, road-raging, aggressive driver? Duh Tejada.
post #4579 of 5143

Utley suspended. I win. 

post #4580 of 5143
Yeah, because league rulings are always based on logic. Lol
post #4581 of 5143
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post

Utley suspended. I win. 

Me too. So there.
post #4582 of 5143
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post
 

Utley suspended. I win. 

congratulations. i hope you feel you've done something valuable for yourself. 

post #4583 of 5143
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post


Me too. So there.


Giants fans scraping for wins this year. Had to find something I guess....

post #4584 of 5143
Utley suspension is a joke. The rule should be changed, but you shouldn't do it retroactively (or change how you enforce things retroactively). If a player's going to be suspended, it should be for his actions, not for the outcome of his actions. If Tejada doesn't come out of this with a broken leg, the subject of an Utley suspension never comes up.

MLB has allowed this type of play forever. Tejada's injury is on them, and they're passing the buck to Utley.
post #4585 of 5143

I'm fine with the suspension - if they play is illegal. If the play is ruled safe on the field, after a replay, and then after the game you rule it illegal, it doesnt make sense.

 

 

Either change the rule, and make it illegal from this point on, and all hard slides are 2 game suspensions, or keep it legal. You cannot punish Utley because Tejada broke his leg. If he hadn't broken his leg, we wouldnt be talking about this. Punishment should not occur just because a person was injured and you feel bad. So apparently MLB will suspend every player who does a hard slide now?

post #4586 of 5143

this is not the first ridiculous suspension and won't be the last. it's also nothing new that rules will be made to protect players with poor fundamentals that get hurt (just like in football and posey). i'm ready to move on. let's all do that. 

post #4587 of 5143

Are you morons implying that Utley's actions and Tejada's broken leg are not correlated? That Tejada's leg broke by chance and not at all as a result of the way in which Utley slid? 

 

If his leg hadn't broke... well, guess what? It did. 

post #4588 of 5143
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post
 

Are you morons implying that Utley's actions and Tejada's broken leg are not correlated? That Tejada's leg broke by chance and not at all as a result of the way in which Utley slid? 

 

If his leg hadn't broke... well, guess what? It did. 

now now. we were all having pretty reasonable and respectful debate/conversation until you start calling names. is this really necessary?

post #4589 of 5143
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Originally Posted by doctorman View Post
 

now now. we were all having pretty reasonable and respectful debate/conversation until you start calling names. is this really necessary?


Yes. 

post #4590 of 5143
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post
 


Yes. 

good for you. i feel sorry for your parents... they must have taught you if you can't win an argument, start calling names...or was it donald trump?

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