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Another Broken Leg

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 11, 2015

Tired of hearing about how Utley *plays the game hard* and how he brought a bunch of *Philly toughness* with him to LA. That’s all bs. Guys in the mob play pretty hard too, that doesn’t make what they do right. And something no one has been able to explain to me: how was Utley declared safe when he never touched the bag at any point during or after that assault on Tejada?

Krukow lamely explained away the Kang broken leg by saying Kang hadn’t played mlb long enough to know about jumping out of the way. I wonder how he would justify what Utley did?


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  1. zumiee said, on October 11, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I think the not ever touching the base thing is covered by a rule about the ump making an out call. Utley left the field because he was called out. He can be given the base by the ump. The problem is he should have STAYED an out. He was out for other reasons.

  2. Bozo said, on October 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I guess Tejada didn’t pay Don Chase his protection monies.

    Utley should’ve gotten his ass kicked while he was still on the ground. Still, he’s a Second baseman, I’d imagine some Mets will be sliding with cleats high. if they slide at all.

  3. zumiee said, on October 11, 2015 at 9:02 am

    That rule about running over the fielder at secondbase exists for that play. Utley should have been ruled out. Rule it no double-play, and the game is tied 2-2. The umps blew it (big surprise.)

  4. alleykat69 said, on October 11, 2015 at 9:13 am

    The problem is that the play by Smutley didn’t even come close to being clean.If there’s a line separating clean from dirty on this play, is wallowing in muck somewhere miles from the line, somewhere on the bottom of the Pacfic..
    League should suspend is sorry ass for the rest of the series and into next year!!

  5. Macdog said, on October 11, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Anyone hear Torre trying to explain all this? It’s amazing this guy presided over four World Series champs, which probably shows just how incredible the talent level was on those Yankees teams.

  6. twinfan1 said, on October 11, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Even Torre said the late slide was an issue to be addressed. Utley is a punk, too bad he can hide on the bench while a teamate might suffer any retaliation. He might consider wearing a football helmet next time he comes up.

  7. mrsprtdude said, on October 11, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Still surprised they called him safe. Am I the only one who didn’t think he hit the base? Certainly not enough to change the call on the field.

  8. mrsprtdude said, on October 11, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I haven’t been on much lately so Michael if you read this I’m sending good thoughts your way…You will be pleased to know I’m using the computer you so graciously provided for me to win in the 2010 NLCS contest..Thanks!!

    • twinfan1 said, on October 11, 2015 at 11:46 am

      I’m delighted to hear that your PC is serving you well. And thanks for the well wishes.

  9. xoot said, on October 11, 2015 at 10:10 am

    the pics I’ve seen this morning showed Utley essentially taking aim when he saw Tejada turned around and defenseless. The slide was wide and dirty on purpose, not even close to the bag. I hope Utley gets what he deserves in retribution from the mets.

    • xoot said, on October 11, 2015 at 10:22 am

      or even better–what if mlb announced tomorrow a.m. that the Chasseur was suspended for the remainder of the PS? I’d be delighted. wouldn’t that make nasty mofos think twice before trying similar attacks in the future? Big up side.

  10. willedav said, on October 11, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Flav, just watched Ty Montgomery score easy TD from Rogers for GB.
    Watching Utah and Cal last night, no way Utes are 5th best team in country. Cal’s defense (!) stopped them repeatedly in second half, and their qb sucks throwing the ball. Even with all the screw ups Cal almost beat them, on the road.
    Oregon lost to Wazzu…it’s all there for the taking for Stanford with Hogan and the running backs/TEs.

    Like to ask Wilco who he thinks is best college football team in Texas.

    • wilcojoe said, on October 11, 2015 at 11:01 am

      The Boykin and Prescott show is pretty tough to beat from an enjoyment standpoint. Obviously TCU and Baylor have benefitted from running the wide open spread formations that have become so prevalent in the Texas high schools. That being said at the end of the day, the teams that play the best defense are the ones that typically win championships. Despite being such a high scoring team, Patterson is still a defense guy, and he can get his guys to play such when they want to.

      A&M made a great move by getting Chavis away from LSU and he really has improved their defense. I would put A&M just slightly behind TCU as the best in the state. Baylor is a distant third and likely will lose 2-3 games as they still haven’t played anyone.

      TCU and Baylor have greatly benefited from the mess that Mack Brown left at Texas. Given time, and yesterday was a huge step forward, Strong will right the ship at Texas. Once that happens, Texas becomes a two state program once again, with the Horns and Aggies dominating the recruiting landacape.

      • wilcojoe said, on October 11, 2015 at 11:20 am

        A second tier Texas school to keep an eye on is Houston. Tom Herman left Ohio State as their offensive coordinator for the head coaching job here in H-town. Just take a look at how inept the Buckeyes offense looks this year since he left. He is a coaching star on the rise that will likely move on to bigger and better gigs in the near future.

  11. wilcojoe said, on October 11, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Very impressed (though not surprised)by what Harbaugh is doing at Michigan. That program was more fucked up than Texas. Will be a must watch game next week when they take on Michigan State. Might not be 20 points scored the whole game.

  12. snarkk said, on October 11, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I’m with WillieD. Cal handed the game to Utah last night, with more than Cal’s usual slew of mistakes and screw ups. This time, on offense. Usually it’s the Cal defense that screws up — but last night it functioned well except for one break away TD, given that the offense constantly was handing the ball back on turnovers. IMO the offense was so scared of Utah scoring on the usually leaky Cal defense, that it just tried to hit a home run every play, and consequently lost focus. Worst game of Goff’s career, but mind that 2 of his picks were right on the hands of the receiver, and the receivers let the ball bounce off their hands into the defense. Another pick was tipped at the line. Goff rarely throws a ball off his back foot, but was doing it last night. Pac12 is up for grabs…

  13. wilcojoe said, on October 11, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    My God Carlos Gomez is a freaking idiot.

  14. xoot said, on October 11, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    hit the roof! domes suck. why is the dome closed?

    • wilcojoe said, on October 11, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      It’s still pretty hot down here. About 90 with considerable humidity. Apparently MLB league dictates whether or not it stays open or closed during the postseason. The Astros requested it stay closed, citing the warm weather, but they really wanted it closed so it would be louder and thus work more in their favor. The Royals did not object.

      • xoot said, on October 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm

        90? that seems border line to me. I guess the Houston park is a million times better than the Astrodome, however (Will Clark and Chili Davis HRs there notwithstanding).

  15. wilcojoe said, on October 11, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Wow!! That’s the first time I have ever seen a bAll hit the roof and then land in fair territory at Minute Maid. I once saw it happen on a foul ball (agsinst the Giants) but I believe that might be the first time a ball has travelled that high and that far in fair territory.

  16. xoot said, on October 11, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I’m not a big fan of the thundersticks or the dome, but I like this Houston Astros team. KC was tough. Good game.

  17. gianthead said, on October 11, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Can someone tell me why Collins did not protest the game????

    Listening to Joe Torre in the post game press conference trying to explain this was intellectually mind-numbing…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on October 11, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      Can’t tell you why, but i had the same thought this morning. With New York an even bigger media center than L.A. they could do a press conference and really make a holler.

  18. pawliekokonuts said, on October 11, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I may be narrow-minded, but I say Torre sides with Mattingly because of their Yankee connection. Remember Dirrrrty and Utley had words in the 2010 NLCS? Utley is a punk. HAS TO GET HIT. Just read a good piece in the Washington Post about it:–and-maybe-the-nlds–toward-dodgers/2015/10/11/15df80c4-6f97-11e5-9bfe-e59f5e244f92_story.html

    Tomorrow, we see what the Mets are made of.

  19. Carstie Clausen said, on October 11, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Cleveland is dangling two young, controlled, potentially good #3 starters Carrasco and Salazar, each of who have ERA’s in the mid 3.00’s. They are jonesing for a bat.

    • djloo27 said, on October 11, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Then they won’t be calling San Francisco…

    • snarkk said, on October 11, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Let the Belt trade talk begin again…

  20. zumiee said, on October 11, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Watching paint dry, I mean ‘watching the Niners play football.’

  21. zumiee said, on October 11, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Utley suspended for two games.
    Should have been called out.

    • xoot said, on October 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      not enough, but I’m impressed with the timing. Wonder if the appeal process will kick in and let the asshole suit up? Hope not.

  22. zumiee said, on October 11, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Must-win game for the Mets tomorrow. Harvey needs to come up big.

    • xoot said, on October 11, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      if the series goes back to LA for game five, what’re the odds that Utley will get an AB?

  23. xoot said, on October 11, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    the pride of Fremont High in Sunnyvale comes through for the Torontos

  24. djloo27 said, on October 11, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Statement from Utley’s agent, Joel Wolfe:

    “A two game suspension for a legal baseball play is outrageous and
    completely unacceptable. Chase did what all players are taught to do
    in this situation — break
    up the double play. We routinely see plays at second base similar to
    this one that have not resulted in suspensions. Chase feels terrible
    about Ruben Tejada’s injury and everyone who knows him knows that he
    would never intentionally hurt anybody. We will be appealing this
    suspension immediately.”

    • snarkk said, on October 11, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      So, does LA get the chance to substitute somebody for Utley for his suspended games? That actually might be a plus for them…

    • xoot said, on October 11, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      a two game suspension for a vicious illegal hit is outrageous. The asshole should be banned for this PS entirely. You routinely see plays by assholes like Chase Utley at 2B like that and now he’s been nailed for it. And nobody cares how bad you and Chase feel about losing pay for playing in the PS games.

  25. xoot said, on October 11, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    the 9ers obviously have the receivers. if Kaepernick can just connect with them . . . .

  26. zumiee said, on October 11, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Niners played just good enough to lose.

  27. mrsprtdude said, on October 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Missed my chance yesterday to post to Craig..
    Timmy Lincecum hair flying finger pointing picture is also my fav pic of all time. I was at an event near the new stadium a few weeks ago and took a picture of the picture on the wall at Applebys!!!

  28. mrsprtdude said, on October 11, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Zummie the end sucked, but watching a game they were competitive in till the end was a very nice change…

  29. snarkk said, on October 11, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    I just read where the Dodgers will NOT get a substitute player for Utley. They will play one man down on their roster at 24 compared to the Mets’ 25…

  30. twinfan1 said, on October 11, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Probably won’t happen but this might lead to a Tejada Rule similar to the Posey Rule. Middle infielders are even in more peril than a catcher, as they lack any protective gear and can’t brace themselves for a collision without sacrificing any chance at a DP. One change might be to force the runner to slide directly to the bag .To give the runner some relief, do away with the neighborhood rule.Finally, allow the play to be reviewed allowing the New York folks to rule that the DP play can be called if the runner fails to obey the slide rule

  31. willedav said, on October 12, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Xoot re: Tulo, I went to Fremont Sunnyvale back in 60s. Blade, who is few years younger grew up across town and went to at that time our hated rivals. They closed that school (which is why Tulo from same hood went to Fremont) and it reopened as religious school King’s Academy. Tulo played b-ball at Fremont too. I coached the oldest son of the current coach of men’s varsity b-ball program (2 league titles lately) kid as a 4th grader who used to show up to practice in Rox Tulo jersey. Still go there to watch games in remodeled gym.

    Utley can and will appeal which hopefully gets denied asap. Hope Twin is right and this type of pseudo slide finally gets adjudicated out of baseball before anyone else gets f-ed up..

    • xoot said, on October 12, 2015 at 9:17 am

      Deep Sunnyvale roots! My sister graduated from Fremont HS. I’d moved on earlier from a HS in Santa Clara–fled over the hill to Santa Cruz. My parents still live there in the Valley. I remember the orchards.

  32. alleykat69 said, on October 12, 2015 at 8:22 am

    They have to change the rule now where the runner has to slide right at the bag. There protecting the Catchers now due to the broken leg of Posey’s they have to do the same for 2nd basemens as well!
    No reason they should be vunerable for broken legs as well.And fuck Smutley on his appeal, it’s BS ..

  33. willedav said, on October 12, 2015 at 8:38 am

    As Loo brought up, Harrelson-Rose ’73 incident talked about in Newsday who interviewed both principals.
    Accompanying pic shows Rose throwing a punch at Harrleson.
    Rose stuck up for Utley but did admit slide was “late.”

    Harrelson said Rose told others he was coming after him, but the slide fired up Mets instead who went on to win that series and thought something similar was possible here. So Utley might have won the battle but cost his team the war. See how Dodgers SPs (and of course pen since these guys aren’t going 9) not named Greinke/Op fare in post season vs. Mets pitching.

  34. Flavor said, on October 12, 2015 at 8:45 am

    new thread.

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