The new rule doesn’t ban all home plate collisions. It allows the catcher to block the plate if he has the ball, and allows the runner to make an effort to touch the plate without lowering his shoulder or pushing through with his hands, elbows or arms.
Nearly three years after a violent home plate smash-up ended the season of star San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, Major League Baseball is changing the rules for collisions at home plate.
Giants catcher Buster Posey said it’s “highly likely” he will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left leg and ankle in a collision at home plate.
Buster Posey has fractured a bone in his lower left leg and could be out for the season, delivering a potentially devastating blow to the San Francisco Giants.
Nobody can really enjoy watching San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey have his season ended in a horrible home plate collision.
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.