The Chirp: Chase Utley Slide Edition

Oct 11 2015

On Saturday night, the Dodgers played the Mets in Game 2 of their National League Division Series. With the Mets leading 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley broke up a potentially inning-ending double play by taking out Mets shortstop Rubén Tejada.

Tejada suffered a broken right fibula on the play. Utley later went on to score the go-ahead run — and the Dodgers defeated the Mets, 5-2, to even the series. As Utley’s controversial play and its fallout unfolded, athletes from across the sports world took to Twitter to react: