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SBD/December 13, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
MLB Moving To End Home Plate Collisions Lauded As Necessary Safety Precaution
Published December 13, 2013
AHEAD OF THE CURVE: THE HOCKEY NEWS' Adam Proteau wrote MLB's decision to ban home plate collisions "is to be applauded, toasted and hailed as an example of a professional sports league that holds tradition in its proper place: specifically, not as a shield to hide behind when time and circumstance cry out for significant change." This is "something to keep in mind the next time you hear an NHL player bemoan rules changes." Proteau: "I'm talking about league executives stepping up to make significant alterations to an aspect of the sport after pleas from medical professionals and suffering athletes, and the knee-jerk, myopic tendency to dismiss any argument simply by saying, 'Why don't we just let the players decide'" (THEHOCKEYNEWS.com, 12/12).