• MLB plans to ban home plate collisions by '15

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Dec 11, 2013
    Major League Baseball plans to eliminate home plate collisions, possibly as soon as next season but no later than by 2015. Astros All-Star catcher Jason Castro, who survived a bone-jarring collision with the Brewers’ Mat Gamel in April 2012, welcomes Major League Baseball’s decision to ban collisions at the plate next season. As far as Castro is concerned, the health benefits of eliminating collisions at the plate far outweigh the reward of one run in a game when players manage to dislodge the ball from a catcher at the plate. MLB is making the right decision, not only for safety but for reason. "One is just the general occurrence of injuries from these incidents at home plate that affect players, both runners and catchers. That followed a morning meeting at which managers and general managers were briefed on the proposal for expanded instant replay, which could end up looking much different from what was being discussed just weeks ago at the last Owners Meetings.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • All-Star catcher Castro welcomes ban of plate collisions

      Astros All-Star catcher Jason Castro, who survived a bone-jarring collision with the Brewers’ Mat Gamel in April 2012, welcomes Major League Baseball’s decision to ban collisions at the plate next season. “It will be interesting,” Castro said. “It’s def…
      Source: chron.com
    • MLB votes to eliminate home-plate collisions

      Major League Baseball's Playing Rules Committee overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to eliminate home-plate collisions between runners and catchers.
      Source: MLB.com
    • It Looks Like MLB Will Be Eliminating Home Plate Collisions

      The MLB rules committee has voted to make collisions at home plate illegal. This isn't an official rule change yet, as the decision still has to be approved by the players, but it sure looks like the home plate collision's place in baseball is no more. …
      Source: deadspin.com
  • MLB will outlaw crashes at home plate

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Buster Posey, your agony won't be in vain, or forgotten. More than two years after Posey suffered a broken leg on a violent play at home plate, Major League Baseball announced it intends to ban the practice of a runner crashing …
    Source: yahoo.com

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