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San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey and the Worst Collisions in MLB History
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With the recent injury to San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, Major League Baseball is taking a good look at a possible rule change involving collisions between runners and catchers at home plate.

Technically, the catcher is not supposed to block home plate unless he has the ball, but as Posey's collision showed, that rule is not religiously followed (well, I doubt the Pope cares about baseball, but that's a different story for a different article).

Giants general manager Brian Sabean's recent words against Scott Cousins of the Florida Marlins, though extremely harsh, do convey some of the sentiment around the league regarding collisions at the plate.

Special assistant to the league, Joe Torre, plans to make a call to Sabean to discuss the matter. That proves that MLB does consider this issue to hold some weight—something Posey's left leg won't be doing any time soon.

So, with controversy swirling, let's take a look at the three worst collisions in major league history. I'm not saying there needs to be a change in the rules, but these hits were brutal. Prepare yourself.

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