The Chirp: Chase Utley Suspended

On Saturday night, Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley broke up a potentially inning-ending double play by taking out Mets shortstop Rubén Tejada.

Utley’s controversial slide sparked much debate.

On Sunday, Major League Baseball announced that Utley would be suspended for Games 3 and 4 of the NLDS as a result of the play.

Soon after, it was announced that Utley would appeal the decision.

UPDATE: MLB has announced that it will not hear Utley’s appeal before Game 3. Utley will be active and will play.

As word of Utley’s suspension spread, athletes from across the sports world took to Twitter to react:

Whoa. #SlideGate — Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) October 12, 2015