Baseball’s rules committee voted to make the change no later than 2015, ending what many believe is one of the most exciting plays in baseball.
Concern comes from injuries that occur when catchers block the plate and runners barrel into them trying to score.
Giant’s manager Bruce Bochy, himself a former catcher, told the New York Times “the way these catchers are getting speared, they don’t have a chance.”
Bochy was part of a group that urged MLB to make the change adding “I think it’s better to be proactive before we carry a guy off the field paralyzed and think, ‘Why didn’t we change this rule?'”
One of the men involved in the most famous home plate of all time disagrees with the planned change.
“Just let them play the game, will you please,” Pete Rose pleaded.
In the 1970 All-Star Game Rose plowed into Indians catcher Ray Fosse.
The collision was violent and eventually ended Fosse’s career.
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