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On a collision course

Should baseball do more to protect catchers and baserunners?

Updated: May 28, 2011, 1:35 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

It always takes something like this -- something like the horrifying sight of Buster Posey lying there, face in the dirt, writhing in pain -- to get folks talking. Why is that, anyway?

Now, after the fact, people are asking what we can do to protect both catchers and baserunners from these scary two-vehicle pileups at home plate. NOW, in retrospect, people wonder if there's a way to tweak the rulebook in the name of safety.

So here's a question: How come, in baseball, we never seem ...

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