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MLB Confidential

143 anonymous MLB players tell on home plate collision rule, PEDs and more

Originally Published: March 24, 2014
By Staff | ESPN The Magazine

This is an extended version of a story that appears in ESPN The Magazine's March 31 MLB Preview Issue. Subscribe today!

THIS SPRING MLB announced a rule change that all but eliminates the home plate collision. As part of our Confidential series, we surveyed 143 players and found that a strong majority (65 percent) dislikes the new rule. "They're changing baseball," says one veteran catcher. "It's a terrible rule." As you can see from the results below, players also had strong feelings ...

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