February 25, 2014 12:44 PM

Baseball rule aims for safer plays at home plate

Royals manager Ned Yost, who caught for three teams in six seasons as a major-league player, refused to accept the role of sitting duck on plays at the plate. “I’m going to inflict as much damage and pain on you as I could. I’m fully equipped and protected,” he said of his philosophy. But baseball has tweaked a rule, limiting collisions.

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