#1 Tough position. In Houston fans by jinshuiqian0713 13.11.2019 03:24

NEW YORK -- Rather than ban home plate collisions outright, Major League Baseball and its players adopted a rule limiting them this season. In what both sides said was a one-year experiment, the rule allows collisions if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runners direct path to home plate, and if the catcher goes into the basepath to field a throw to the plate. "Its not a radical departure from what it had been," Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said. The new rule, 7.13, states "a runner attempting to score may not deviate from his direct pathway to the plate in order to initiate contact with the catcher (or other player covering home plate)." A runner violating the rule shall be declared out, even if the fielder drops the ball. "Its good, I think it takes away the malicious intent behind the play at the plate," Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia said. "Obviously the runner doesnt always have to slide, and the catcher still has the ability to block the plate once he has the ball in hand." Along with the rule, the sides agreed to a pair of comments umpires use for interpretation. The first comment says "the failure by the runner to make an effort to touch the plate, the runners lowering of the shoulder, or the runners pushing through with his hands, elbows or arms, would support a determination that the runner deviated from the pathway in order to initiate contact with the catcher in violation." The comment says players who slide appropriately are not in violation of the rule. The second comment says that "unless the catcher is in possession of the ball, the catcher cannot block the pathway of the runner as he is attempting to score." The runner shall be declared safe if the catcher violates that provision. In addition, it is not a violation "if the catcher blocks the pathway of the runner in order to field a throw, and the umpire determines that the catcher could not have fielded the ball without blocking the pathway of the runner and that contact with the runner was unavoidable." "There are some things that often times can make the water a little muddy," union head Tony Clark said after meeting with the New York Yankees. "Over the course of the off-season, the concern was protecting players, but trying to draw up something that not only made sense on paper, but also was going to make sense to the players that were playing on the field." The umpire crew chief can use the new video-review system to determine whether the rule was violated. "It stops guys just going out of their way just to try to dislodge the baseball when they (catchers) have the plate," Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said. Debate over plate collisions has intensified since May 2011, when San Franciscos Buster Posey was injured as the Marlins Scott Cousins crashed into him at the plate. Posey, an All-Star catcher, sustained a broken bone in his lower left leg and three torn ligaments in his ankle, an injury that ended his season. In Game 5 of last years AL championship series, Detroit backstop Alex Avila was pulled a couple of innings after being run over at the plate by Bostons David Ross, a fellow catcher. "I think its fair. A runners path is to home plate," Oakland catcher Derek Norris said. "Any deviation and hes not trying to score, hes trying to harm. A runner going out of the basepath trying to break up a double play is declared out. This is the same concept as a double-play slide." Vapormax 97 Pas Cher . Vinci also beat Dulgheru last week in Bucharest en route to her first WTA final in a year. 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But how about Buffalo Bills QB Thad Lewis coming off the far end of the bench and pushing an established Cincinnati Bengals team into overtime? I thought it would be an easy Cincinnati win but the Bills are better than their 2-4 record. And you would have to think coach Doug Marrone will take the points over the touchdown next time, but you live and learn. In New England, Tom Brady once again showed why he is the best of the best. After his interception on the late Hail Mary attempt you look at his body demeanor and conclude it is over. Then he gets that look of determination back and in a little over a minute and 70 yards, the Patriots are 5-1. If the Saints are ever in that position again, I doubt they will play passive on offence and work to eliminate timeouts vs. time on the clock for the opponent. You live and learn again. I always look forward to Sunday Night Football as the combination of Al Micheals and Cris Collinsworth is smooth and enjoyable to bring into my football world. Tony Romo may just have the best skill set of pocket movement without panic , I dont think anyone is worth the money that top players get but you see why if the market can afford it you can pay Romo some of it because some of the thing he does you cant teach. Robert Griffin III is not the same. Collinsworth had the great observation that RGIII has one dominate read and then the next one is not smooth in transition. Which leads me to Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski is in a very difficult situation. All the talk about his practice ability should be taken on to the football field right now are true.dddddddddddd. Players notice player and conclude if youre not ready then why do you look ready each and every day? But Grownkoski has two injuries: a back that kept him out of his senior season at the University of Arizona and has been injured twice, and a broken forearm that has been broken twice in the same spot. If he comes back and gets hurt again in any of those two areas the chance of healing 100 percent diminishes again. Then he will get tagged as "injury prone" and that eliminates value; the thought being if you cant stay healthy you cant play. And on the other side, there are younger players at his position that are improving every day that are a lot cheaper. Tough position. In Houston fans cheered when Matt Schaub was taken off the field with an injury. It takes a special type of human being to cheer when another man is so physically punished that he cant get back on his feet. I can only hope they dont have the ability to reproduce. Finally, the San Diego Chargers put together four drives of 10 plays or more in their win over the Colts. The offensive tackle combination of DJ Fluker and King Dunlap are monsters! Danny Woodhead, at 58" and 200lbs, amazes not only on perimeter runs but in between the tackles and through the area that people dont come back from: the interior. The Chargers are a contradiction of immense physical size and power with a separate talent level of undersized speed and quickness. All of a sudden the AFC West, which originally had one good team in Denver, now has three with Kansas City and the Chargers as well. ' ' '

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