Major League Baseball intends to ban collisions at plate by 2015

December 12, 2013 / Written By Fox News

During his 13-year career as an All-Star catcher, Mike Scioscia earned a reputation for being as tough as anyone when it came to blocking home plate.
 
But in a sport filled with nostalgia, even Scioscia wouldn't mind seeing a few modifications.
 
"I think everyone is in agreement that the mindless collisions at home plate where a catcher is being targeted by a runner, that needs to be addressed," the Los Angeles Angels manager said.
 
"When I was growing up as a kid in Philadelphia, it was a badge of honor. You were expected to hang in at the plate, and the runner was expected to do everything he could to tag the plate. We're going back 40 years ago, but the mindset has changed a bit."
 
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