TEMPE, Ariz. -- Although two prominent managers recently have called for a ban on collisions at home plate, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said he is not convinced a rule change is in order.
"It's a tough thing to legislate with any kind of rule," Scioscia said.
San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy and St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny former catchers each has advocated such a ban, citing an unwarranted risk of injury. Bochy's Giants lost catcher Buster Posey for most of the 2011 season after a collision; Matheny's playing career ended because of concussions linked to collisions and to balls fouled off his mask.
"I do believe that this game will get to the point where there will no longer be a collision at the plate," Matheny told reporters at the Cardinals' camp this week.
Any rule change would require the approval of the on-field committee appointed by Commissioner Bud Selig. Scioscia, a longtime Dodgers catcher, serves on that committee.
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