Watch Now: Chase Utley Dirty Slide Breaks Tejada’s Leg

As the saying goes, “History has a way of repeating itself” and this time it did on the field. In a play reminiscent of his 2010 dirty play, Utley made a controversial slide into second base, sending Mets Shortstop Ruben Tejada into the air.

As a result, Tejada landed on his back and was unable to get back up – turns out he suffered a broken leg.

According to a Met player who was on the field, the move by Utley was “so, so dirty” and that the slide did not surprise him. Unfortunately, as dirty as the play was, it was the winning play for the Dodgers.

After the incident, there was a review of the incident before officials ruled that “Tejada never touched the base and even though replays showed Utley also never touched second base, they awarded it to him anyway,” says the New York Daily News.

According to MLB Chief Officer Joe Torre, the second base umpired said that the slide was not a violation. Furthermore, reports say that “because Daniel Murphy’s throw to Tejada took him off the bag, it was not a neighborhood play, so Utley was awarded second.”

Although the MLB are currently looking into the possibility of disciplining Utley for the slide, this brings little to no comfort to Mets who are furious that Utley was awarded second base while Tejada had to leave the game due to a “deliberate” injury by Utley.

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