Posted by burnsy483 on 12/12/2013 4:58:00 PM (view original):
They wouldn't be able to field bunts anymore, running around a net. What happens if a ground ball or line drive hits it? Is it an out? You're robbing the hitter of a hit. The middle infielders probably don't have to play so close up the middle anymore. Hits would go down. The pitchers would probably find it distracting. It's not feasible.
What's the downsize to eliminating home plate collisions? "That's the way it's always been" isn't a good reason oh **** I feel like I've had this conversation....
Sure you could. It's a small screen not a small country. A struck ball hits it, it's a foul. You're robbing a team of a run or an out with this rule. The catchers never have to worry about plays at the plate. Pitchers will forget about it, after all, the use them in BP. It's quite feasible.
Already covered. You're "cheating" a team out of an out or a run. Some catchers hold onto the ball, some don't.