MLB Introduces Controversial New Rule to Avoid Injuries
Major League Baseball is looking to protect its players by penalizing runners who try to intentionally or maliciously target catchers in a bid to dislodge them from home plate. A collision in 2011 resulted in a broken leg and torn ligaments for San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, which sparked the controversy leading to this one-year experimental rule. So far, it’s getting mixed reactions from players and managers. The NFL’s recent high-profile settlement on concussions has made waves in professional sports, bringing about changes aimed at safeguarding players’ well-being.