SLIDE, SLIDE, SLIPPITY-SLIDE

Pete Iulo and Jimmy Vackner are pissed.

Hal McRae and Pete Rose are smiling.

Was it a dirty play?

Was it a hard slide?

Lots of opinions this morning at Terrace Bagels on LA Dodgers Chase Utley’s slide into second base trying to break up a double play in the seventh inning last night.

I watched it over and over.

Still don’t know how the umps put Utley back at second base?

It was a pivotal play. A game-changer for sure.

Dodgers evened the series at one winning 5-2.

Game three is set for Monday night at Citi Field.

They’ll be talking about the slide by Utley all day today in Farrell’s.

On evert street corner and the parkside Mets fans will be screaming, “WE GOT HOSED!”

Bottom of the seventh, Mets lead 2-1. First and third, one out. Utley is at first base.

Ground ball to second, Mets looking for a 4-6-3 double play but no way. Utley decides to use the Hal McRae slide from back in 1977, where he took out Willie Randolph at second base.

Utley smashes into Shortstop Ruben Tejada. What a play!

Long story short. Umps call Utley out. Dodgers call for a review. Umps send Utley back to second saying Tejada never tagged him.

But Mr. Umpire, Utley never touched second base!

Why didn’t Mets manager Terry Collins call for an appeal play at second base?

In the Lot on 16th street we would have called, “DO-OVER!”

Next batter up smashes a double, two runs score.

You could have turned your TV’s off right there.

Dodgers win.  Thanks for coming. Arrive home safely.

Ruben Tejada’s injury has been announced as a fractured right fibula. He will miss the rest of the series.

“You can crush the shortstop trying to break up a double-play but you have to tip-toe around the catcher at the plate?” said Slick as he stood on the corner of 16th and 9th holding a cup of coffee from Pynn’s deli.

Wonder what Pete Rose thought of the play?

Sandy Koufax and Larry King were at the game. Both men attended Lafayette high school in Brooklyn.

No sign of Carmine this morning.

Fat Tom bet the Dodgers last night. He is happy camper this morning at the Cube Steak because he also had the Wolverines and Rutgers.

“Stevie, that Harbaugh is some coach,” he tells me.

-Red

Hoops135@hotmail.com

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10 Responses to SLIDE, SLIDE, SLIPPITY-SLIDE

  1. Mudge says:

    One of your feet should touch the base your sliding into or is that expecting too much.

  2. Mudge says:

    He thought the fielder should be penalized for hiding in the outfield grass.

  3. Jim Casey says:

    It was not a slide. It was a cross body block. Should have been called for interference = double play- and unsportsmanlike conduct

    • Red says:

      Jimmy, I’m with ya bro!

      Interesting to see what happens leading up to tomorrow nights game.

      Does MLB suspend Utley?

      Don Mattingley keep him out of the line-up?

      Will the fans boo him?

      Or, will Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey plunk Utley?

  4. Jim Casey says:

    Utley has not been starting. If he plays, he will pinch hit, as he did the first two games.
    The “Utley sucks ” chants will be loud and frequent.
    I think Harvey will hit him only if the Mets are comfortably ahead.

  5. Jim Casey says:

    He deserves to be suspended, but he should have been ejected last night.

  6. TomFields says:

    It hurts to say it, but Utley was just playing hard, pro-level baseball. The umps let the fielders be somewhere near the bag, and let the runners come in hard. Just like if the runner comes in standing up he will be wearing the ball in his face. Once every 1000 plays someone pays, this was the one. Let’s Go Mets!

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