Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 200-191

200. Home plate collisions banned Looking back, it’s amazing that the “Buster Posey Rule” took until 2014 to put in place.  Before then, catchers were sitting ducks, able to be completely trucked while defenselessly waiting for a throw coming in from the outfield.  Even though the rule wasn’t specifically put in place because of Posey’s gruesome injury in a collision...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Friday On The Rox: Takeout Slide taken out of MLB rule book

Just like a few years back when Scott Cousins home plate-collision with Buster Posey forever changed home plate collision rules, Chase Utley's takeout slide of Ruben Tejada forever changed slides at second base.
Via BSN Denver
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Giants on verge of a somewhat dynasty

After 52 years without a title in San Francisco, the Giants are a win away from their third world championship in five years, which raises the question of whether or not this is a dynasty. The last National League team that win three titles in five years was the St. Louis Cardinals, 1942, 1944 and 1946, teams that were led by Stan Musial. For comparison’s sake, 1942 was Musial’s...
Via BaySportsNet
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Lose On Home-Plate Collision Review; MLB To Look Over Rule (Video)

When MLB Rule 7.13 — the home-plate collision rule — was adopted as an experiment for the 2014 season, many were curious as to how well it would actually work. It’s a good rule in theory. It was created to avoid unnecessary injuries, specifically based on the season-ending injuries San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey sustained in 2011 when Florida Marlins outfielder...
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Boston Red Sox Release Outfielder Scott Cousins

Scott Cousins’ tenure with the Boston Red Sox didn’t last very long. The Red Sox released Cousins, according to’s Mike Andrews and’s Chris Cotillo. Cousins signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox in January and spent spring training with the organization. Cousins mostly is known for barreling over San Francisco Giants catcher Buster...
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox News: Scott Cousins, two others released

The Boston Red Sox have released outfielder Scott Cousins, according to James Dunne of Cousins was signed to a minor league deal prior to Spring Training but did not make either the big league team or the Triple-A Pawtucket Roster.The 29-year-old hit .179/.230/.285 over parts of four major league seasons with the Marlins and Angels and is best known for the 2012...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Posey: Rule eliminates malicious collisions

Giants catcher Buster Posey, whose 2011 season was cut short after the Marlins' Scott Cousins crashed into him at the plate, says a home plate collision rule adopted by Major League Baseball and its players does a good thing by eliminating malicious collisions. Speaking about the rule change for the first time Tuesday, Posey said, ''I've always said that the main thing is for everybody...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Still In Good Position To Land Red Sox’ Center Field Job (Mailbag)

It’s almost time to warm up the truck. Spring training is rapidly approaching, and the Red Sox’ title defense soon will commence. Boston had a rather busy week, adding outfielder Grady Sizemore on a one-year contract and reportedly inking outfielder Scott Cousins and reliever Jose Mijares to minor league deals. The biggest news since the last Red Sox mailbag, however, is Jon...
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Scott Cousins, Boston Red Sox Agree to Minor League Deal

Outfielder Scott Cousins has agreed to a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox, according to’s Jerry Crasnick. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington certainly wasn’t joking earlier this week when he said that the club likely would add a few players before spring training. The Red Sox, in addition to reportedly adding Cousins, signed outfielder Grady Sizemore on...
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB To Ban Home Plate Collisions

[Featured Photo: Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports]   According to reports coming from around the league, the MLB is banning home plate collisions. MLB has now decided to eliminate home-plate collisions at home plate, meaning, players must slide going into home. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 11, 2013 The decision to ban collisions at home plate comes to no surprise...
Via Total Sports Live
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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