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.
The gloves are off for bartenders, bakers and sushi chefs and they hope to keep it that way as state lawmakers are attempting to pass an emergency measure repealing a new state law that requires those who handle raw food to wear disposable gloves and change them between transactions.
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.
As soon as next summer, nuggets and other popular chicken products could be made with chicken processed in China, thanks to a recent change in regulations.
The NFL won’t call it the Jim Harbaugh Rule, but it might as well. The San Francisco head coach is one of those the league’s competition committee has in mind when it took action to keep coaches from wandering onto the field.