Originally posted by Bobla45
I like the rule, perhaps you are right and they can fine tune the rule, but it allows more offence into the game, and fewer injuries. it is baseball after all, not football. Its bad enough that a batter has to deal with gettingsmaked in the head with a 95 mph fastball, or that a pitcher has to deal with a line drive to the face…..both on many occasions have been career enders!
The rule definitely needs to be clarified. If we factor in plays at the plate by # of injuries though there weren't many injuries. I bet there's more injuries at first base. I know there have been a few major injuries involving catchers, but aren't injuries part of the game? and yes, batter's can get plunked in the head and pitcher's can get hit with a line drive, even a broken bat.
I just think it doesn't give the defense an equal shot at plays at home. It drastically doesn't. It's not even about blocking the plate, it's just having to stand so far in front of it.