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Home Plate

Hector Sanchez #29 of the San Francisco Giants tags out A.J. Ellis #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as he slides into home plate for the first out in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: It’s Time To Ban All Home Plate Collisions

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.

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Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants tags out Norichika Aoki #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers at home plate during the game at Miller Park on May 22, 2012. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

MLB Adopts New Rule For Home Plate Collisions In Wake Of Posey Injury

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.

02/25/2014

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is carried off the field after a collision with Florida Marlins' Scott Cousins during the 12th inning of a baseball game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. (AP)

Posey Says His Season Is Likely Over

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/27/2011

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is carried off the field after a collision with Florida Marlins' Scott Cousins during the 12th inning of a baseball game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. (AP)

Giants’ Posey Suffers Broken Leg, Torn Ligaments, Possibly Out For Year

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.

CBS San Francisco–05/26/2011

Florida Marlins' Scott Cousins collides with San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) during the 12th inning of a baseball game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. (AP)

KCBS Sports Fans: Enough’s Enough With Homeplate Collisions

Nobody can really enjoy watching San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey have his season ended in a horrible home plate collision.

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

Daily Madden: Posey Injury Sparks Rule Change Debate

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.

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