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Reaction to Chase Utley's slide mostly critical across MLB

Reaction to Chase Utley's slide mostly critical across MLB

Shortly after the Dodgers’ victory in Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Saturday, Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez took to the airwaves and expressed what many of his colleagues were saying online and on social media.

He seemed angry. Chase Utley was trying to break up a double play in the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ win on Saturday, Martinez said on MLB Network. But the slide, he said, was unnecessarily hard.

“That is something that is mind-boggling coming from a second baseman who plays the same position. It kind of bothers me to see that, that he went to break up the double play,” Martinez said of Utley’s slide on Mets...

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