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  1. MLB's Joe Torre issues memo on collision rule -- Not so fast, ump...

    Jayson Stark

    In an attempt to clear up confusion over baseball's new collision rule, MLB executive VP Joe Torre distributed a memo Tuesday clarifying the rule to umpires and all 30 clubs.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  2. MLB sides close on collision rule clarity

    Jayson Stark

    Major League Baseball and the Players Association are nearing an agreement designed to "clarify" confusion over the new home plate collision rules, sources told ESPN.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  3. Instant replay category breakdown, why it's working - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello looks at what has gone right and wrong with regard to instant replay and provides a helpful table showing all the challenges and results by category.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  4. MLB adjusts rule on home plate collisions after controversy

    Jerry Crasnick

    Major League Baseball took a formal step Tuesday to clarify a portion of the new rule governing unnecessary collisions between baserunners and catchers at home plate.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  5. New York Mets throw up hands over key play at plate in loss to Mi...

    Adam Rubin

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson disassociated himself Friday from the blocking-the-plate rule enacted by Major League Baseball this season even though he serves as chairman of the rules committee that influenced it.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  6. Major League Baseball is working to clarify collision rule

    Jayson Stark

    Six weeks into the season, Major League Baseball is still searching for a way to clarify confusion over the new rule on home plate collisions but hasn't been able to settle on a clear-cut way to do that, MLB executive Tony La Russa said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  7. Some instant replay numbers

    David Schoenfield

    How is instant replay going? I mean, beyond the arguments, delays, unhappy managers and confusing home-plate collisions. Here some numbers from ESPN Stats & Information, entering Wednesday's games: There have been 240 replays; 112 (47 percen...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  8. New collision rule is protecting catchers

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- In the days ahead, Major League Baseball will likely announce some tweaks and adjustments with the way that rules are being interpreted, including an affirmation of the new regulations attached to home plate collisions. The catchers ...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  9. Oh, Bo: Replay system causes confusion

    David Schoenfield

    Needless to say, there are some kinks to be worked out in the replay system and the new rule about home plate collisions. A complicated issue arose in Tuesday night's Astros-Blue Jays game. Here's the play in question: Eighth inning, L.J. Hoes on ...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  10. R.A. Dickey, Blue Jays combine to shut out Yankees

    Dickey gets win as Blue Jays blank Yankees 4-0

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  11. MLB Preview -- New rules FAQ

    Tim Kurkjian

    Here's all you need to know about expanded replay, home-plate collisions and protective caps in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  12. Mike Matheny, St. Louis Cardinals manager, glad baseball trying t...

    Jayson Stark

    St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is grateful that baseball's new home-plate collision rules are "trying to change the culture."

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  13. Tony Clark says MLBPA concerned about collision rules

    Jayson Stark

    Baseball's new collision rules still haven't affected a single game. But union chief Tony Clark said Wednesday the players' union is "remarkably concerned" about the impact of the new rules.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  14. The Year of Living Less Dangerously

    Ben Lindbergh

    Late in a lost 2013 season, hours before a meaningless game against the Mets, Phillies battery mates Erik Kratz and Cliff Lee compared the dangers they'd face when they took the field. Kratz, a veteran catcher, was concerned about the ri...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  15. Joe Torre says banning all home plate collisions not realistic

    Joe Torre says Major League Baseball's playing rules committee leaned toward banning all home plate collisions but concluded it would be unrealistic because contact between catchers and baserunners is sometimes unavoidable.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  16. Phillies learning new collision rules

    Jayson Stark

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The new rules on home plate collisions were barely 24 hours old Tuesday. But already, there were signs they were beginning to alter the old, familiar rhythms and drills of spring training. In the Phillies' camp Tuesday, catche...

    Blog | February 25, 2014