OK with home plate collision ban?

The long-debated ban on home plate collisions has gone through, but such plays aren't 100 percent illegal. In what will be a one-year experiment, the rule allows collisions if the catcher already has the ball and is blocking the runner's path to the plate, or if the catcher can't avoid entering the base path to field a throw. Runners also must make a good-faith effort to touch the plate, rather than purposefully crashing into the catcher. All of this will be a judgment call made by the umpire. What do you think of the decision?

What do you make of the new rule banning most home plate collisions?

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  • What is your biggest problem with the new home plate collisions rule?

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  • Do you like home plate collisions?

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