- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is likely going to be one of the thousands of fans booing Chase Utley on Monday night.

Utley, the Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman, has been criticized for his hard takeout slide of the Mets’ Ruben Tejada in Game 2 of the teams’ playoff series.

The play was a turning point in the game, which the Dodgers won to even the series 1-1.

Tejada’s leg was broken. Utley was suspended two games by Major League Baseball but is appealing and will likely be uniform for Game 3.

De Blasio, a noted baseball fan, likened the slide to “a tackle.” He said Utley was “guilty as sin” and should serve his suspension.

The mayor’s staff said de Blasio would attend Game 3 in Queens.

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