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Utley-Tejada Force Slide

The Utley/Tejada play in Game Two of the 2015 NLDS played between the Mets and Dodgers has triggered a great deal of discussion that may result in a rules change involving force play slides. In my opinion, this is long overdue, as I have been critical of the current guidelines regarding force play slides fro many years. Defenders of the Utely slide say, “That’s how the game is played;” “Players are taught to take out…

The Utley/Tejada play in Game Two of the 2015 NLDS played between the Mets and Dodgers has triggered a great deal of discussion that may result in a rules change involving force play slides. In my opinion, this is long overdue, as I have been critical of the current guidelines regarding force play slides fro many years. Defenders of the Utely slide say, “That’s how the game is played;” “Players are taught to take out…

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...runner illegally slides toward or contacts the fielder if the fielder makes no attempt to throw to complete the play.

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