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MLB announces new collision rule
Major League Baseball made official new rules to protect catchers from flagrant home-plate collisions. Starting this season, a runner who deviates from a direct path to the plate to initiate contact with a catcher will be called out even if the catcher loses the ball, and runners will be declared safe if the catcher blocks the plate without the ball.
By Peter Schmuck and Ed Encina, The Baltimore Sun
February 24, 2014