By Joe McDonald at 26 February, 2013, 7:14 pm
If you want to have a conversation about home-plate collisions, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny would be a good guy to speak with. He played catcher for 13 seasons. His own playing career ended because of a concussion. And, he now manages the Cardinals, an organization that has $75 million reasons to care about catcher safety. That's how much it's paying star backstop Yadier Molina.
That's why Matheny admitting he's changed his mind about home-plate collisions is a fascinating about-face. Matheny, who says he considers himself "old school" in his approach to the game, is taking a rather new-school stance. He told MLB.com's Matthew Leach on Tuesday that he thinks Major League Baseball will eventually ban collisions, and now he thinks that's a good idea.
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