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The Posey Rule

The "Posey Rule" has been part of baseball since the 2014 MLB season.  The original rule, 7.08(b), was reinterpreted in part  due to a collision between Scott Cousins and Buster Posey in 2011.  That collision resulted in Posey missing the majority of that season due to a broken ankle sustained in that collision.  In early… Continue reading The Posey Rule

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Proper Receiving

We talk so much about receiving the pitch as a catcher, it seems maybe the position should be called "Receiver" instead of Catcher.  Regardless, receiving is the most important skill a catcher must learn.  Blocking and throwing are also critical skills for a catcher to learn and master but, those skills are called upon less… Continue reading Proper Receiving