Lets call a spade a spade: The gamut of injuries caused by sliding this year have been an eyesore on the MLB.
None have been more pivotal than the injury to Tejada caused by Chase Utley's tackle.
The league has stepped in and delivered a two game suspension to Utley. HOF infielder Craig Biggio has shared his thoughts on the incident and hopes the league won't change any rules, even though many injuries have happened this year.
"I just hope the game doesn't change the way they did with the home-plate thing. I hate this thing back here," said Biggio, pointing behind home plate at Minute Maid Park. "I'm not a big fan of it. This game is played by big men. They're fast, and unfortunately sometimes things are going to happen.
Biggio then followed it up by stating "It's like every time somebody gets hurt, we're changing the rules. They do it in college, where you have to slide straight into the base. I think that's absolutely, 100 percent correct, because you have a bunch of amateur players who are playing a little kamikaze at times. You have to control those guys. Guys in the minor leagues and the big leagues understand the way you're supposed to slide. If you don't slide the right way, usually your pitcher will take care of that."