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MLBPA boss: Tough to change collision rule

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Although Major League Baseball and the players' union continue to discuss possible changes or clarifications to the new home-plate collision rules, union chief Tony Clark told ESPN.com that accomplishing that in-season would be "tough."
   "Rule changes, in the middle of a season, can be challenging," Clark said.
   Clark was responding to comments that MLB executive Tony La Russa made to ESPN.com earlier this week, that baseball was searching for more "specificity" to clear up "ambiguities" in the collision rules.
   But an adjustment to the collision rule would be more difficult, Clark said, because it would involve a rule change.
   Clark said the union remains in "ongoing" conversations with MLB about the collision rule, and said those conversations would continue.

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