Argument: Home base collisions are just part of the game

Issue Report: Home plate collision rule in baseball


Catcher Ray Fosse: “The game has been around more than 100 years, and now they’re going to start protecting catchers?”[1]

Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek: “Catching, you’re usually not on the winning end of those. Period. Some things are part of the game. But even the people who are playing hard and are in those collisions don’t want to see anybody get hurt. Some things are part of the game. There’s not a whole lot you can do.”[2]

San Francisco Giants Manager Andy Skeels, a former catcher: “That’s the part of our business. You’re a catcher. There’s gonna be plays at the plate and guys are gonna try to run you over.”[3]