The injury to Buster Posey this week sparked a debate around baseball on whether rules should be changed regarding runners headed for home.
Florida Marlins' reserve Scott Cousins propelled himself in Posey as he was attempting to catch the ball.
Posey ended up with a broken leg and ligament damage in his ankle from this collision. He'll likely be out for the season.
I've made my opinion on the matter (and even had a Facebook poll, if you want to vote). I think rules regarding how runners attempt to score on close plays should be examined and, hopefully, changed. I feel too many players have been injured in these types of plays. Besides Posey, think of Carlos Santana from last season or Angels' catcher Bobby Wilson. Wilson made his first big league start when Mark Teixeira smashed into him. Wilson suffered a concussion and hurt his leg.
Who has forgotten Ray Fosse?
I think the way the NCAA handles such situations is better than MLB. If catcher are not blocking the plate, runners should try to avoid contact and get into a sliding lane. If the runner does barrel over the catcher and the umpire deemed it unnecessary, the player is out.
I know there are many people who don't agree with my opinion, but that's why we have the Sunday question. What do you think MLB should do regarding home plate collisions?
There are people who say it's how baseball is played, but there are plenty of rules that change over time - such as the DH, wildcard and replays. I think this is one that certainly needs to be examined.