Buster Posey

The official Major League Baseball rule states, “The catcher, without the ball in his possession, has no right to block the pathway of the runner attempting to score. The base line belongs to the runner and the catcher should be there only when he is fielding a ball or when he already has the ball in his hand.” – Comment on Rule 7.06 (b)

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey knows the rule; a homeplate collision is an inherent risk for both the runner and the catcher. Posey, and every professional catcher, accept the risk that they are one sacrifice fly away from being the next Ray Fosse.

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