Something you hear a lot about from fans is the lack of an "old-school" mentality in the modern game of baseball.
While many of the proponents of the so-called "old-school" are too young to know anything about it, there is some truth to the idea that the game was more hard-nosed in days gone by. Whether this is a good or bad thing is open to debate (that's what we're here for, after all). With injury concerns and millions of dollars at stake, with careers and long-term health on the line, we have seen less and less of the violent action that, in our sepia-toned memories, once punctuated the game with much greater frequency.
Collisions at Home Plate
Recently, the focal point of these debates has been collisions at home plate.