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What #Cardinals mgr Matheny, a reluctant advocate for banning collisions, had to say about plays at the plate ...
“I do believe that this game will get to the point where there will no longer be a collision at the plate, ” Matheny said during spring training. “And I am 100 percent in support of that. … Can this game survive without that play? I say absolutely.
“Why doesn’t it turn into every other base?” Matheny continued. “It’s a tag play. You get in position to make a tag like a third baseman. No one is going to (level) a third baseman. … I’d love to hear the rebuttal. What I personally witnessed is enough to change my mind. It took me a little longer to get to the realization of risk we’re putting these guys in.”
Read more here: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/matheny-no-place-for-collisions-at-plate/article_a319f145-bb42-5a0d-a8b5-c35a02a0abbd.html