Collision ban seen as inevitable
October, 19, 2013
By Buster Olney | ESPN Insider
AP Photo/Matt SlocumAlex Avila suffered a strained patellar tendon when David Ross ran over him at home plate.BOSTON -- In the aftermath of two home plate collisions in the American League Championship Series on Thursday, officials from other teams reiterated that they expect the topic of banning that play to be raised again in meetings this winter.
Given how quickly sentiment within the sport about collisions is shifting -- particularly as information about concussions has come to light, including the cost of concussion-related lawsuits faced by the National Football League -- some officials talk of change as inevitable and predict that it could come swiftly.