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OT: Catchers blocking the plate?

So with the Cubs being bad and catcher's blocking the plate being in the limelight since the golden boy of the National League, Buster Posey, has been injured due to blocking the plate, I though perhaps we could forget the Cubs for a minute and discuss catcher's blocking the plate.  

In all other positions and bases, it is illegal to impede a runner heading to a base, but for some reason it's acceptable at home.  I'm not against a catcher blocking the plate (flashback to Lilly plowing through Molina), however I think it should be entirely up to their willingness to take the risk.  I haven't actually seen the replay of the Posey/Cousins collision, however from what I understand Posey willingly attempted to impede the runners ability to reach home plate.  Does Posey have room to complain about being injured for doing something that is theoretically illegal?  

I would never wish an injury on anyone, but it seems that catchers who stand in front of a runner going 15-18 mph are doing so on their own risk.  What do y'alls think?  

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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