Originally posted by GoNiners:
They better not make a rule now and change plays at the plate. It's one of if not the most exciting play in baseball. Injuries happen don't people know that? Especially athletes
no they should. nothing major, but if the catcher is not blocking the plate you can't run him over, and if you don't have the ball you can't block the plate. if you hit the catcher when he is not blocking the plate you are out, and it is up to the ump if he wants to toss the player(for malicious play).