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Monday, February 24, 2014

Mike Matheny wishes new collision rules had more teeth.

New “rule” being implemented in regards to blocking the plate, doesn’t really look like it does much though.

For this year, the rule being implemented will prohibit the “most egregious collisions” at the plate. The rule states that a runner attempting to score may not deviate from his direct pathway to the plate in order to initiate contact with the catcher or anyone else covering the plate. If, in the umpire’s judgment, a runner attempting to score initiates contact with the catcher, the umpire can call the runner out, even if the catcher loses possession of the ball.

cardsfanboy Posted: February 24, 2014 at 07:05 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cardinals, rule changes

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