MLB plans to eliminate home-plate collisions
Major League Baseball said Wednesday it intends to eliminate home plate collisions by 2015 at the latest. Below is some of the reaction on social media, as well as home-plate collision videos.
- San Francisco fans will remember all to well the collision that ended Buster Posey's season in 2011:
- — Gregg Zaun (@greggzaun)Thu, Dec 12 2013 07:58:31Home plate collisions should be left in the game. Just because batting champs are getting injured, doesn't mean the rules should change
- — Armando Velez (@Mandoman12)Thu, Dec 12 2013 08:44:32The MLB should not ban home plate collisions. It's a very exciting part of the game, especially when it could come down to a play to win.
- — Brett Lawrie (@blawrie13)Wed, Dec 11 2013 18:12:31Home plate collisions are part of the game..There's a way to do it and a way not to..U cant give catchers full plate coverage..
- — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe)Thu, Dec 12 2013 08:11:23
- — Tim Kaminski (@Namedropper5000)Thu, Dec 12 2013 07:28:31@Ken_Rosenthal Going back to ban on home plate collisions yesterday. Would this be an issue if Posey didn't get hurt on one?
- — John Steigerwald (@Steigerworld)Thu, Dec 12 2013 07:19:51
- — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale)Wed, Dec 11 2013 14:03:35If the home-plate rule is approved by #MLB clubs and the players union, it should forever be known as the Buster Posey rule.
- — C. Ryan Walker (@ChizzleDubble)Thu, Dec 12 2013 06:58:51Major League Baseball plans to ban home plate collisions http://flip.it/QqA7a . Huh? 1st football gets soft and now the National Pastime
- — David Smith (@chaplaindsmith)Thu, Dec 12 2013 07:21:07
- — SeeJay (@cjpeterson5)Thu, Dec 12 2013 07:28:33MLB banning home plate collisions. Is the catcher a Quarterback now. Gives the runner absolutely no option if the catcher blocks the plate.
- — Brian Long (@thebriman69)Thu, Dec 12 2013 07:33:45every sport is getting too soft. no more collisions at home plate? thats always been a part of baseball. injuries happen no matter what
- — John Lee (@johnleemedia)Thu, Dec 12 2013 07:00:11Great change, way overdue...it had gotten out of hand! Martino: MLB ban on collisions makes players safe at home http://fw.to/6xGTxSN
- — Chicago Sports (@ChiTownSports)Thu, Dec 12 2013 06:54:29The @MikeAndMike poll this morning shows 72% are against rule changes banning collisions at home plate.
- — Daniel Richards (@D_Rich18)Thu, Dec 12 2013 07:32:48If they ban home plate collisions I will probably start watching a different sport like tennis or mayby golf. #dontdothat
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