Varitek and Posada colliding at home plate in 2005.
Courtesy: Ray Stubblebine/Reuters
Here's what the article states about how the rule would be written.
As expected, by me at least, the reaction is mixed among the fans. Though it seems leans towards a negative reaction. Here are a few reactions I found on Twitter. I must warn you though, some of the language could be considered NSFW.
The MLB banning home plate collisions is the dumbest thing— Nolan (@noland83) December 11, 2013
No more home plate collisions in baseball? What about take-out slides on double-plays? Never want to see anyone get hurt, but this is BS.— Dan Phillips (@spillups10) December 11, 2013
No collisions at home plate in the bigs anymore? Ty Cobb would be embarassed..— Jake Lambert (@JakeLambert14) December 11, 2013
Another thing home plate collisions are a part of the game! Unbelievable that they are planning to get rid of it over a freak accident— Ivan Estrada⚾ (@Dodgertown24) December 11, 2013
And I did find one player reacting to the rule change on his Twitter. Here's Josh Reddick (Athletics, OF) reacting.
No more home plate collisions?! What is this? NFL quarterbacks are catchers now?— Josh Reddick (@joshreddick16) December 11, 2013
Now as for me. I think this couldn't be more ridiculous. I mean, don't get me wrong. I want to cut down on concussions and injuries like Buster Posey suffered as much as anyone. But do we really have to fundamentally change the game in this way? You're eliminating one of the most exciting plays in baseball! *headdesk* I guess the money really in more important than the game. Can't have millionaires getting hurt doing their job, can we?