Mets won't block plate regardless of rule http://t.co/1fCDBO5r5T #NYM #MetsThis is, to me, a little stupid. Of course, I'm a little biased, because I think the very idea of blocking the plate being against the rules is silliness. I know these players are investments, and I know fans pay big money to see the starters play, but this was a part of the game that led to some awesome moments and terrific highlights. This is not football; these players are not suffering from PTSD. Buster Posey missed time after a collision at home, and now that part of the game is probably going to be banned.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) February 21, 2014
Sandy Alderson, along with the catchers and management, making the decision beforehand not to block the plate is even worse. What happened to laying it all on the line for your teammates? Is this not permission for all of the players to not play their hardest if they feel as though it may lead to injury? I hope the catchers fought this tooth and nail, and I hope, if the rules don't change, in the moment of truth they block the plate. It's a part of the game.