The discussion about this started a few years ago with Buster Posey getting injured at a home plate collision. It was the starting point in discussion whether or not a rule change should be made.
Everybody had an opinion as to whether or not collisions should be allowed at home plate. I felt that the play was legal but there had to be some kind of consideration. I didn’t think that collisions should be banned, but maybe the catchers had to be in a certain position?
What would be the punishment if this rule is broken? Does the run come off the board? A fine? Suspension?
This is a major change for baseball and I doubt this will go over well with everybody.
A year ago on this date, Buster Posey was injured on a collision at the plate with Scott Cousins (see above video). The injury cost Posey the rest of the season and to this day, the team is very careful about overworking Posey too much back into baseball shape.
The aftermath of that injury was not a pretty sight. As for me, a non-Giants fan, I didn’t have a connection with the team so I didn’t feel enraged over the injury. From a baseball fan’s perspective, I just saw it as an unfortunate injury and nothing more than that.
But instead I had never heard a bigger amount of whining and complaining from an organization in my life. Somehow because Posey (the golden child) got hurt, the game of baseball should change just for him. I thought that the Giants handled it poorly.