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Catcher Collisions Newsbeat

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Padres manager calls out Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo after home plate collision with Austin Hedges

San Diego Padres manager Andy Green did little to conceal his feelings about the home-plate collision that knocked Austin Hedges out of Monday night’s 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs, calling Anthony Rizzo’s hit on the Padres catcher “a cheap shot” in his postgame news conference.

“I think you look at that play and it’s a fairly egregious violation of the rule,’’ Green said. “The rule exists to protect the catcher. The safety of the catcher is more in jeopardy now when you have the rule to protect you because you’re not expecting to get hit when you give a guy a plate like that.

“That’s a cheap shot. I’m not saying he’s a dirty player at all—nobody is saying that—but he clearly deviated from his path to hit our catcher, took our catcher out. Rule exists to protect him. It’s a disheartening play to see come about like that.’‘

 

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: June 20, 2017 at 11:45 AM | 25 comment(s)
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