Screaming tabloid headlines were awaiting the Dodgers when they landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
“SCREWED!” the back page of the New York Post cried. “UT-TER DISGRACE!” the New York Daily News shrieked.
The furor over Dodgers infielder Chase Utley’s violent takeout slide of shortstop Ruben Tejada only intensified Sunday, as the commissioner’s office suspended the former All-Star for Games 3 and 4 of the National League division series against the New York Mets.
Joel Wolfe, the agent who represents Utley, announced that his client would appeal the two-game ban, which he described in a statement as “outrageous and completely unacceptable.” The Dodgers issued a statement of their own, saying they supported Utley’s decision to appeal his punishment.
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