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The 'Utley Rule' has already decided baseball games




LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10:  Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets is hit by a slide by Chase Utley #26 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning in an attempt to turn a double play in game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets is hit by a slide by Chase Utley #26 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning in an attempt to turn a double play in game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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A few months ago, Major League Baseball officials introduced a new rule to prevent violent collisions at second base.

The rule change came after Dodgers player Chase Utley broke the leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada,  with a late takeout slide in last year's play-offs.

Under the new so-called "Utley rule" players must now perform "bona fide" slides or be called out.

Even though the 2016 season is only a week old, the rule has already decided a couple of games including one the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Houston Astros.

Teams that have lost games because of the Utley rule say it has been unjustly applied in their situations.

For more on this we have Dodgers middle infielder Nick Theodoro.

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