Home plate collisions eliminated

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    Home plate collisions eliminated

    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe 12m

    MLB has eliminated home plate collisions and will require players to slid into the plate.

     

    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe 7m

    Home plate collision rule would have to be approved by union. Suspensions and fines for not sliding.

     

    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe 46s

    Catchers could not block the plate. They'd have to play it like fielders at other bases and tag the runner.

     

     
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    Re: Home plate collisions eliminated

    ok by me. Seen some that were sickening when catcher is totally defenseless like a wide receiver.

     
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    In response to billge's comment:

     

    ok by me. Seen some that were sickening when catcher is totally defenseless like a wide receiver.

     




    Me, too, billge. Especially with what we now know about concussions, no need for it. Can be career ending and life altering.

     

     
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    In response to J-BAY's comment:
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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe 12m

    MLB has eliminated home plate collisions and will require players to slid into the plate.

     

    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe 7m

    Home plate collision rule would have to be approved by union. Suspensions and fines for not sliding.

     

    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe 46s

    Catchers could not block the plate. They'd have to play it like fielders at other bases and tag the runner.

     

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    Hey J-B!

    My understanding of the current rule (as in before today) is that a catcher can only block the plate if he has the ball.  Does this mean he can't block the plate even WITH the ball?

    And how will that translate to the IF's who make a practice of blocking bags when a runner is stealing or getting back to first on a pickoff play?

     
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    And while we're talking about rule changes, how about clarifying that interference/obstruction thing?  :-/

     
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    In response to S5's comment:

    In response to J-BAY's comment:
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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe 12m

    MLB has eliminated home plate collisions and will require players to slid into the plate.

     

    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe 7m

    Home plate collision rule would have to be approved by union. Suspensions and fines for not sliding.

     

    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe 46s

    Catchers could not block the plate. They'd have to play it like fielders at other bases and tag the runner.

     



    Hey J-B!

    My understanding of the current rule (as in before today) is that a catcher can only block the plate if he has the ball.  Does this mean he can't block the plate even WITH the ball?

    And how will that translate to the IF's who make a practice of blocking bags when a runner is stealing or getting back to first on a pickoff play?

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    HIGH 5!!

    Think so. Says catchers can't block the plate and have to field it like other infielders, tag the runner.

     
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    In response to S5's comment:
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    And while we're talking about rule changes, how about clarifying that interference/obstruction thing?  :-/

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    Joe Torre said there wont be any change in the obstruction ruleSurprised

     
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    Good move and good news for David Ross.

     
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    Yeah.  I remember his saying that at the time.  I was hoping you might be able to use your substantial influence to get the GM's to take a look at it.  :-)

    A bit more seriously, I'm going to assume that IFers will be able to continue to block the bag on steals and pickoffs since the blocking of the bag doesn't result in concussions. 

    On the injury front, I see more injuries around 2B on DP's now that the instant replay will make the "neighborhood tag" of the bag obsolete.

     
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    Re: Home plate collisions eliminated


    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mlb-intends-ban-plate-collisions-220919721--mlb.html

     

     http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/12/11/mlb-rules-committee-decides-to-eliminate-collisions-at-home-plate/

     
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    Re: Home plate collisions eliminated

    I don't have a problem with this... works for me.

     
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    In response to S5's comment:

    Yeah.  I remember his saying that at the time.  I was hoping you might be able to use your substantial influence to get the GM's to take a look at it.  :-)

    A bit more seriously, I'm going to assume that IFers will be able to continue to block the bag on steals and pickoffs since the blocking of the bag doesn't result in concussions. 

    On the injury front, I see more injuries around 2B on DP's now that the instant replay will make the "neighborhood tag" of the bag obsolete.



    The rule has yet to be formally defined or drafted, but the upshot of all of this will be that base runners will be required to slide into home plate, not initiate contact with the catcher. Likewise, catchers will not be able to block home plate. Rather, they must tag runners — and allow runners a path to the plate — just as any other fielder does at any other base. Players who violate the collision rules will be subject to discipline in all likelihood, though exact sanctions will be determined once the rule is finalized.

     

     
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    long overdue  i never liked blocking the plate at home because it couldnt be done elsewhere...plus 250 pould men colliding into each other, one at full speed, is not necessary to the playing of the game....its good to see people here agree with this...i was expecting the wussification of america rants by many traditionalists

     
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    I think they should also make catchers wear skirts.

     

     

    Just kidding.

     
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    I don't see any problem at all with enforcement of this.  Just enforce it the same way most amateur sports do now.

    If the catcher has the ball and the runner fails to slide and initiates contact the runner is automatically out.

    If the catcher does not have the ball and interferes with the runner's progress toward the plate (i.e. blocks the plate) and contact occurs the runner is automatically safe under the obstruction rule.

     
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    Re: Home plate collisions eliminated

    In response to S5's comment:
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    And while we're talking about rule changes, how about clarifying that interference/obstruction thing?  :-/

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    Im sure thats on the menu. That call against Middlebrooks--while maybe by the book--needs to take intent into consideration. Nowhere for him to go.

     
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    Too late for Ray Fosse.

     

     
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    In response to Sheriff-Rojas' comment:
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    Too late for Ray Fosse.

     

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    I was thinking the same thing. They should have at least outlawed it after that play.

     
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    In response to 37stories' comment:
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    I think they should also make catchers wear skirts.

     

     

    Just kidding.

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    In a related rule change, runners who feel they are blocked from a clear path to the plate by the catcher will be allowed to drop their batting gloves and initiate fisticuffs with the offending catcher. However, once one of the players is on the ground, the umpires shall be required to intervene in the melee and pull the players apart. There will be a five inning major penalty assessed to each player involved.

     
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    Re: Home plate collisions eliminated

    The National Federation for all high school baseball games has had this "must slide" rule in its books for years and years.   Good that MLB finally caught up to high schools when thinking about safety for the catcher and the runner at home plate.

     
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    Re: Home plate collisions eliminated

    this is terrible

     
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    Re: Home plate collisions eliminated

    In response to TheExaminer's comment:
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    In response to S5's comment:
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    And while we're talking about rule changes, how about clarifying that interference/obstruction thing?  :-/

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    Im sure thats on the menu. That call against Middlebrooks--while maybe by the book--needs to take intent into consideration. Nowhere for him to go.

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    I don't think so

    the rule has been fine for yrs

    do you really want the unpires judging what a players intent was?

     
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    Re: Home plate collisions eliminated

    In response to S5's comment:
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    Yeah.  I remember his saying that at the time.  I was hoping you might be able to use your substantial influence to get the GM's to take a look at it.  :-)

    A bit more seriously, I'm going to assume that IFers will be able to continue to block the bag on steals and pickoffs since the blocking of the bag doesn't result in concussions. 

    On the injury front, I see more injuries around 2B on DP's now that the instant replay will make the "neighborhood tag" of the bag obsolete.

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    I was concerned about that too S5

    I heard today ''the neighborhood play'' won't be reveiwable

    I'm good w/that but the list of non reveiwable plays I saw today

    was longer than I think most fans thought

     

     

     
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    Re: Home plate collisions eliminated

    In response to Sheriff-Rojas' comment:
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    Too late for Ray Fosse.

     

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    sad & true but

    who would be talkin about fosse today if thing went different

     
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