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    Home-Plate collisions

    After watching Buster Posey get trucked on a play at the plate last night, and now facing a possible DL stint because of it, I have to ask why this play is allowed in baseball? It just seems so out of place in the game. Nothing about baseball makes it a contact sport until all of a sudden there's a play at home, and then, boom, it turns into an NFL play.

    What are your thoughts on this? I think running over the catcher should be out-lawed.



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    Re: Home-Plate collisions

    Ray Fosse agrees with you.



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    Re: Home-Plate collisions

    It was his choice to try to block the plate. If he was worried for his safety, he could have taken a different approach to get the out. If you don't block, the runner most likely won't launch and will just slide.


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    Re: Home-Plate collisions

    I think they should make it legal at all bases if it's legal at home, imagine spearing the second baseman into the ground to break up a double play, now that's action.



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    Re: Home-Plate collisions

    If you don't want to be run over, get the **** out of the way. You want to require the baserunner to dance around the most direct path to the plate?



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    Re: Home-Plate collisions

    The Twins might argue that there is too much contact at 2nd base while turning double plays.



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    Re: Home-Plate collisions

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I think they should make it legal at all bases if it's legal at home, imagine spearing the second baseman into the ground to break up a double play, now that's action.
    The runner has the right to try and reach the base. The issue at second base is not the same for a couple of reasons. First, you have to stay on the base so plowing over it and the fielder isn't kosher. Second, most runners don't want to risk getting the ball launched into thier teeth. There still are some collisions there from trying to take out the throw but not usually as hard.


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    Re: Home-Plate collisions

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    The runner has the right to try and reach the base. The issue at second base is not the same for a couple of reasons. First, you have to stay on the base so plowing over it and the fielder isn't kosher. Second, most runners don't want to risk getting the ball launched into thier teeth. There still are some collisions there from trying to take out the throw but not usually as hard.
    I'm just saying, if the shortstop knows I'm coming at him Ray Lewis style he may make a poor throw. I'm out anyways so I don't care about staying on the base, I just don't want him to make a good throw, piledriving him into the dirt would be a pretty effective way to do that I'd think.



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    Re: Home-Plate collisions

    Quote Originally Posted by GoCubsGo View Post
    If you don't want to be run over, get the **** out of the way. You want to require the baserunner to dance around the most direct path to the plate?
    I need to watch the replay again, but I didn't think Posey was blocking the plate. It looked to me like the runner could have scored with a slide, but instead decided to take the catcher out.



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    Re: Home-Plate collisions

    Ya, it should just be an automatic out if the catcher steps on home plate! What the heck do you want the runner to do if the plate is being blocked? Thats the risk the catcher has deal with when blocking the plate.



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    Re: Home-Plate collisions

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Ya, it should just be an automatic out if the catcher steps on home plate! What the heck do you want the runner to do if the plate is being blocked? Thats the risk the catcher has deal with when blocking the plate.
    Disagree. He could have stood of the plate and when Cousins slid he could have tagged him.



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    Re: Home-Plate collisions

    Quote Originally Posted by RandomFan View Post
    I need to watch the replay again, but I didn't think Posey was blocking the plate. It looked to me like the runner could have scored with a slide, but instead decided to take the catcher out.

    If posey would've been up on his feet rather than sitting on the top of his foot then he would've been fine. His foot got caught up underneath his body and he injured his ankle.

    Its too bad but not that bad of a play.



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    Re: Home-Plate collisions

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Ya, it should just be an automatic out if the catcher steps on home plate! What the heck do you want the runner to do if the plate is being blocked? Thats the risk the catcher has deal with when blocking the plate.
    Wait was that sarcasm?



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    Re: Home-Plate collisions

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsCYence View Post
    Wait was that sarcasm?
    The first part was most definitely sarcasm.



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    Re: Home-Plate collisions

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsCYence View Post
    Wait was that sarcasm?
    he is a cubs fan....so probably not



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