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Daily Madden: Posey Injury Sparks Rule Change Debate

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Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Baseball fans everywhere are debating the circumstances of the home plate collision at AT&T Park Wednesday night that seriously injured Giants catcher and 2010 Rookie of the Year Buster Posey.

Former USF star Scott Cousins of the Marlins crashed into Posey rather than slide in a play generally considered clean in Major League Baseball.

“When your player gets hurt, you want to know who to blame,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew. “It’s just kind of a ‘bang-bang’ instinct… It’s baseball and it’s always been that way.”

KCBS anchor Stan Bunger noted that a new college baseball rule outlaws above the waist collisions at home plate. Is it time for a rules change at the professional level?

“Everyone is so conscious now of injuries. I think that anytime anyone brings up a rule change that really affects the safety of the sport, I think in today’s climate, that’s going to pass,” Madden said. “It’s easy to say that’s just good old fashioned hard baseball. Sometimes good old fashioned means good old stupid.” (8:25)

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