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#ListenerFridays Player Safety gone too far #MLB







During last night's game between the Reds and Marlins there was a bit of controversy on a play at the plate and the ruling. Judge for yourself here.

Rule 7:13- Unless the catcher is in possession of the ball, the catcher cannot block the pathway of the runner as he is attempting to score. If, in the judgment of the Umpire, the catcher, without possession of the ball, blocks the pathway of the runner, the Umpire shall call or signal the runner safe.
Rule 7.13 states: “Unless the catcher is in possession of the ball, the catcher cannot block the pathway of the runner as he is attempting to score. If, in the judgment of the Umpire, the catcher, without possession of the ball, blocks the pathway of the runner, the Umpire shall call or signal the runner safe.”

Read more at: http://nesn.com/2014/08/marlins-lose-on-home-plate-collision-review-mlb-to-look-over-rule-video/


This rule cost the Marlins a win all because of player safety. Is this right? I don't think so.

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Rule 7.13 states: “Unless the catcher is in possession of the ball, the catcher cannot block the pathway of the runner as he is attempting to score. If, in the judgment of the Umpire, the catcher, without possession of the ball, blocks the pathway of the runner, the Umpire shall call or signal the runner safe.”

Read more at: http://nesn.com/2014/08/marlins-lose-on-home-plate-collision-review-mlb-to-look-over-rule-video/
 
Rule 7.13 states: “Unless the catcher is in possession of the ball, the catcher cannot block the pathway of the runner as he is attempting to score. If, in the judgment of the Umpire, the catcher, without possession of the ball, blocks the pathway of the runner, the Umpire shall call or signal the runner safe.”

Read more at: http://nesn.com/2014/08/marlins-lose-on-home-plate-collision-review-mlb-to-look-over-rule-video/
Rule 7.13 states: “Unless the catcher is in possession of the ball, the catcher cannot block the pathway of the runner as he is attempting to score. If, in the judgment of the Umpire, the catcher, without possession of the ball, blocks the pathway of the runner, the Umpire shall call or signal the runner safe.”

Read more at: http://nesn.com/2014/08/marlins-lose-on-home-plate-collision-review-mlb-to-look-over-rule-video
And that’s just what happened. Cozart didn’t even touch the plate and was initially ruled out, but after review lasting 6 minutes and 10 seconds — the longest of the season — the umpires overturned the call. The Marlins had been up 1-0, but three Cincinnati runs after the call led to a 3-1 defeat. Miami manager Mike Redmond — a former catcher himself — was clearly furious over the call, and expressed his frustration after the game. Even Red manager Bryan Price admitted to problems with the rule. But if there’s any takeaway from this situation, it did cause the MLB to look further into the Rule 7.13. Photo via USA Today Sports adzerk tracking image Newsmax Headlines Steve Forbes: 'World Unravels' When US Is Weak 6 Ways to Boost Your Retirement Portfolio Investor James Davidson, Is Economy Roaring Back? — Click Here, DIRECTV 349, DISH 223 Dow Plunges: 'Correction Is Coming' Republicans Vote to Sue Obama – Do You Trust Obama? Vote Now in Urgent Poll Retire 10 Years Earlier With These 4 Stocks Billionaires Dump Stocks, Prepare for Massive Crash 70% of Seniors Make This $152K Social Security Mistake Katherine Webb Enjoys Her Honeymoon in Her Bikini Katherine Webb Enjoys Her Honeymoon in Her Bikini The Hottest Hockey Wives and Girlfriends The Hottest Hockey Wives and Girlfriends 10 Athletes We Don 10 Athletes We Don't Want to See in ESPN's Body... 10 Of The Most Gorgeous Women In Sports Today 10 Of The Most Gorgeous Women In Sports Today Jamaal Charles Jokes That He Wasn Jamaal Charles Jokes That He Wasn't Going to Hold Out Ray Allen Has Some Choice Words For Lance Stephenson 10 Most Ridiculous NBA Brawls of All Time Manziel May Be In Hot Water Again As Controversial Pic Surfaces Kobe Has Some Advice For LeBron 13 Most Successful NBA Players Ever 10 Biggest NBA Draft Busts Paul Pierce Reveals His 'Dislike' of Lebron Celtics' Kevin Love Trade Offer is the Best the Wolves Will Get Michael Jordan's Stunning Net Worth Where The Biggest Draft Busts Are Now 10 Greatest All-Around Players Barkley Offers To Pay Funeral Costs After Accident Kills 3 Kids Dwight Howard Accused of Hooking Up With a High School Girl NESN Team Dale Arnold John Beattie Andy Brickley Tom Caron Mike Cole Zack Cox Jamison Coyle Sarah Davis Ricky Doyle Elle Duncan Dennis Eckersley Jack Edwards Jamie Erdahl Anna Fogel Sam Galanis Nicholas Goss Darren Hartwell John Henry Leah Hextall Doug Kyed Steve Lyons Charlie Moore Marcus O’Mard Don Orsillo Adam Pellerin Jerry Remy Jim Rice Paul Rudeen Alison Smith Gary Striewski Ben Watanabe Yardbarker FOX Sports Local Arizona Carolinas Detroit Florida Kansas City Midwest North Ohio San Diego South Southwest Tennessee West Wisconsin YES Network

Read more at: http://nesn.com/2014/08/marlins-lose-on-home-plate-collision-review-mlb-to-look-over-rule-video/
And that’s just what happened. Cozart didn’t even touch the plate and was initially ruled out, but after review lasting 6 minutes and 10 seconds — the longest of the season — the umpires overturned the call. The Marlins had been up 1-0, but three Cincinnati runs after the call led to a 3-1 defeat. Miami manager Mike Redmond — a former catcher himself — was clearly furious over the call, and expressed his frustration after the game. Even Red manager Bryan Price admitted to problems with the rule. But if there’s any takeaway from this situation, it did cause the MLB to look further into the Rule 7.13. Photo via USA Today Sports adzerk tracking image Newsmax Headlines Steve Forbes: 'World Unravels' When US Is Weak 6 Ways to Boost Your Retirement Portfolio Investor James Davidson, Is Economy Roaring Back? — Click Here, DIRECTV 349, DISH 223 Dow Plunges: 'Correction Is Coming' Republicans Vote to Sue Obama – Do You Trust Obama? Vote Now in Urgent Poll Retire 10 Years Earlier With These 4 Stocks Billionaires Dump Stocks, Prepare for Massive Crash 70% of Seniors Make This $152K Social Security Mistake Katherine Webb Enjoys Her Honeymoon in Her Bikini Katherine Webb Enjoys Her Honeymoon in Her Bikini The Hottest Hockey Wives and Girlfriends The Hottest Hockey Wives and Girlfriends 10 Athletes We Don 10 Athletes We Don't Want to See in ESPN's Body... 10 Of The Most Gorgeous Women In Sports Today 10 Of The Most Gorgeous Women In Sports Today Jamaal Charles Jokes That He Wasn Jamaal Charles Jokes That He Wasn't Going to Hold Out Ray Allen Has Some Choice Words For Lance Stephenson 10 Most Ridiculous NBA Brawls of All Time Manziel May Be In Hot Water Again As Controversial Pic Surfaces Kobe Has Some Advice For LeBron 13 Most Successful NBA Players Ever 10 Biggest NBA Draft Busts Paul Pierce Reveals His 'Dislike' of Lebron Celtics' Kevin Love Trade Offer is the Best the Wolves Will Get Michael Jordan's Stunning Net Worth Where The Biggest Draft Busts Are Now 10 Greatest All-Around Players Barkley Offers To Pay Funeral Costs After Accident Kills 3 Kids Dwight Howard Accused of Hooking Up With a High School Girl NESN Team Dale Arnold John Beattie Andy Brickley Tom Caron Mike Cole Zack Cox Jamison Coyle Sarah Davis Ricky Doyle Elle Duncan Dennis Eckersley Jack Edwards Jamie Erdahl Anna Fogel Sam Galanis Nicholas Goss Darren Hartwell John Henry Leah Hextall Doug Kyed Steve Lyons Charlie Moore Marcus O’Mard Don Orsillo Adam Pellerin Jerry Remy Jim Rice Paul Rudeen Alison Smith Gary Striewski Ben Watanabe Yardbarker FOX Sports Local Arizona Carolinas Detroit Florida Kansas City Midwest North Ohio San Diego South Southwest Tennessee West Wisconsin YES Network

Read more at: http://nesn.com/2014/08/marlins-lose-on-home-plate-collision-review-mlb-to-look-over-rule-video/




 
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