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CNN新闻在线收听附字幕(2014-08-07)

It's time for the "Shoutout." On a baseball field, what shape is home plate? If you think you know it, then shout it out! So, is it a pentagon, square, diamond or rhombus? You've got three seconds, go!

Home plate has been a five-sided shape since 1900.

So, if you said pentagon you hit it out of the park.

That's your answer and that's your shoutout.

Even though it's a sport with charging, striking, hitting, popping and slamming, baseball is generally not seen as a contact sport, except for this: a catcher is positioned in front of home plate.

The runner headed for home collides with him hoping the catcher will drop the ball allowing to run the score.

Major League Baseball is hoping to make this illegal starting next year.

The reasons are clear: too many guys, both runners and catchers were getting hurt.

Catchers got ten of the 18 concussions that sent players to the disabled list this year.

Buster Posey who was National League MPV in 2012 missed most of the season in 2011 when a collision broke his leg and tore ligaments in his ankle.

The proposed rule change still has to be approved by owners and players, and penalties for breaking it still have to be worked out.

And it has its critics.

Some saying this cuddles the players.

Some saying the risks of getting hit by a fastball or a line drive, or colliding with another player, are all part of the sport and should stay that way.

But if the MLB gets its way, home plate collisions will soon go the way of the spitball.

The mascots for the schools in today's "Roll Call" definitely have a major league flavor: First,are the cubs from Alcester-Hudson High School in South Dakota.

Next location to pop up is Loveland, Ohio, home of the Tigers from Loveland High.

And hitting cleanup, the Marcy Marlins from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Cubs, tigers, marlins, and now the "Roll Call" is out.

Is this legit? George W. Bush was a 43rd person to be U.S. president.

Not true.

There were 41 people to be president before him.

Grover Cleveland is counted twice since he served non-consecutive terms.

That's why President Bush is considered the 43rd president.

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