If timing truly is everything in life, then Major League Baseball seriously needs to work on its time management.
Its decision to suspend Chase Utley for two games for his late slide into Ruben Tejada in Game 2 sends a troubling and confusing message to players and umpires in the postseason.
It was essentially a precedent, players having thrown themselves into infielders to break up double plays since horsehide was first stitched around a ball of yarn. And almost without exception, there was no ensuing suspension.
That was until Game 2 of the Dodgers-Mets National League division series. Then Tejada got turned awkwardly around and had his feet knocked out from under...