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Old 12-11-2013, 10:05 PM
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Well, I figured this kind of response was inevitable.
You know it. This rule has been in place for a long time, the players are adults, they know the risks, and decided to take them. Now that star player (Posey) gets injured and costs an owner some money, they all cry foul.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:21 AM
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You know it. This rule has been in place for a long time, the players are adults, they know the risks, and decided to take them. Now that star player (Posey) gets injured and costs an owner some money, they all cry foul.
Yup, because the idea of personal responsibility means that no one will ever sue MLB in the future because their health has deteriorated due to injury, right? I agree with the whole "the players are adults, they know the risks," blah blah blah. From a corperate prospective, after seeing the NFL pay out over $700 million, it would be irresponsible not to see that a similar lawsuit is probable coming down the pike. This is a step in preventing not only more injuries, but save the league from a massive hit 10 years from now.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:28 AM
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Ha! Brings to mind Reebok's "Big Hurt" campaign long ago which, if I recall correctly, included a commercial of Frank coming around third and heading home accompanied by a very intimidating soundtrack suggesting an absolute steamroll.

Not too long after the commercial debuted Frank had the perfect opportunity to "live up" to the promises of his new shoe by trucking some dude at the plate but, instead, slowed down and was tagged out meekly...standing up. The commercial seemed to peter away after that. Lol.

I definitely remember that ad... he was "the BIG train".
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:54 AM
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Will a collision result in an ejection?
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:26 AM
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Something tells me the catchers are for this and the owners are certainly for this.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:38 AM
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Frank Thomas was already following this ban years ago.
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:08 PM
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As part of a reason why, the late Ryan Freel just became the first former MLB player diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:42 PM
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Something tells me the catchers are for this and the owners are certainly for this.
I think that AJ has spoken out against it. I know that in the past AJ, and some other catchers, have criticized other catchers (like Posey) for their technique in blocking the plate. Posey in particular was on his knees during the collision. It seems like there are only one or two collisions at the plate in a season now so it's not ending something that is too common.
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