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The Argument Against Home-Plate Collisions

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You read the headline, and you automatically knew to put me in one (or all) of the following categories:

  • Whiny Giants fan still upset over his precious Buster Posey
  • Nancy boy
  • America-hating marxist

I'm certainly a Giants fan, and I'm possibly a Nancy boy. And I watched a couple of World Cup games once, so the last one might fit. Guilty all around, I guess. So feel free to ignore these thoughts because they're coming from a biased source.

But home-plate collisions are still a mystery to me -- a confounding and unpleasant mystery. The main argument for them is that they're some inextricable part of the game that have been and always will be, but I'd argue the...

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