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MLB slightly adjusts home plate collision rule
MLB slightly adjusts home plate collision rule

After all the angst, all the confusion, all the outrage over the new rule designed to make collisions at home plate extinct, baseball officials responded Tuesday with one little change. "If a runner is out by 30 feet," Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto said, "then they'll exercise common sense." That should take care of the outrage, anyway. The last thing baseball needed is an October spotlight on a play that has happened a few times lately — throw beats the runner by plenty, but replay shows the catcher blocking the plate before the ball gets there. The runner gets there even later, but never mind, the runner is safe. "When a ball beats a runner...

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