Watch: Once upon a time, Chase Utley slid late into Ruben Tejada in Philadelphia…
Saturday night’s late slide by Chase Utley into Ruben Tejada which broke Tejada’s leg wasn’t the first time Utley and Tejada have tangled themselves at second base.
On September 24, 2010, Utley slid late and clearly in the direction of Tejada on the home plate side of the base at Citizens Bank Park, only that time Tejada survived the slide and the Mets were able to turn a 5-4-3 double play.
“Chase plays the game hard,” David Wright said that night in Philadelphia. “He plays the game passionately. But there’s a thin line between going out there and playing the game hard and going out there and trying to get somebody hurt.”