August 28, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) is checked by a team trainer after being shaken up during a collision at home plate with Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison (not pictured) during the second inning at PNC Park. Molina would leave the game. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pete Rose doesn't believe catchers have suffered concussions in past decade

There’s no denying that on the field, Pete Rose was a sight to behold.

Off the field? Well, yeah – there’s that, but on the field the guy played with a reckless abandon – every inning, every out as if it could be his last.

That said, the on-field success hasn’t exactly translated elsewhere as Rose continues to show ignorance to the game he loved and played with such passion as demonstrated by a recent interview with MLB Network.

Currently, Major League Baseball is in the process of potentially banning home plate collisions out of safety concern. Rose however thinks it’s a dumb idea, suggesting that there were no catchers across the league who’ve suffered a concussion in the past ten years:

Pete Rose: I understand safety and concussions…but name me a catcher in the last 10 years that’s got a concussion

Of course, the list of catchers who did indeed suffer a concussion in 2013 is nearly in double digits and players like Joe Mauer have been moved out of the position to avoid further damage from concussions.

But yeah, no catchers in the past ten years have suffered a concussion. Of course not.

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