Thursday, December 12, 2013

Banning Collisions At Home Plate

MLB announced yesterday that they are going to ban collisions at home plate, which effectively ends a long tradition of unnecessary injuries.

Some of my friends are lamenting the puss-ification of the sport, but let's be honest about baseball. It wasn't exactly the most macho sport to begin with. "Is it raining? Oh no. Everyone, put the tarp over the infield so the field doesn't get muddy. Run to the dugout, boys. It's raining!"

I always loved George Carlin's treatise on football versus baseball...

And for the record, I'm more of a baseball fan. I won't miss the collisions at the plate. It seems like a common sense thing to do. I'm sure Ray Fosse agrees. I'm sure Mike Matheney agrees.