Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MLB takes another step to keep players safe

From where I sit it looks like MLB is trying to make the game safer...

Yes, there are people complaining about it, but honestly what difference will this make? How many collisions are there in a normal week? One or two. Maybe. Sure, it's exciting. Much in the same way it's exciting to watch a massive pile-up in NASCAR. You hope nobody gets hurt and that you're favourite player isn't involved. Out side of that, it has nothing to do with the game. Purists will argue that it's always been part of the game, so why make a change. Remember, once upon a time batters didn't wear helmets and pitchers could use a spit ball. Yet the game has changed for the better. Watching stars like Buster Posey get carted off the field does nothing for the game. The catcher's equipment is designed to protect them, at least mildly from the ball, not from players. Football and hockey players wear protection against physical contact. Catchers don't. This isn't going to end plays at the plate. Just flying elbows.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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