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Want to See a Real Takeout Slide?

Matt Holliday’s barreling into Marco Scutaro on a double play attempt in last night’s NLCS was child’s play compared with a couple of brutal postseason second-base takeouts from the 1970s.

Here’s Joe Morgan going way hard into Dick Green during the 1972 World Series:

As for Holliday, last night was no stand-alone incident. Here he wipes out Starlin Castro during a 2011 regular season game.

Jason Epstein is the president of Southfive Strategies, LLC. He was a public-relations consultant for the Turkish embassy in Washington from 2002 to 2007.

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