May 27, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT
A series of interesting tweets just now from Andrew Baggarly, Giants beat reporter for the San Jose Mercury News. He talked with Buster Posey by phone, and after reporting that Posey doesn’t think his injury is career-threatening, related a somewhat provocative quote from the Giants’ catcher concerning the hit he took from the Marlins’ Scott Cousins.
extrabaggs Andrew Baggarly
Posey said he doesn’t want to villify Cousins, but felt he left him a lane. “He chose to come at me.” Feels MLB should look at those plays.
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Posey probably will miss the rest of the season with a fractured fibula in his left leg and torn ligaments in his ankle. Cousins, a Reno native who grew up a Giants fan, told the San Francisco Chronicle that while he feels it was a clean play, he feels sorry for Posey.
“It’s all over the TVs. There was a ‘Sports Science’ on it as soon as I walked into the clubhouse,” Cousins said. “It’s in the newspapers. They’re talking about it on the radio. No matter where I look, there it is.
“I’m trying to look the other way. Seeing it, makes my stomach turn.”
Posey is right, of course: Cousins had options when he barreled toward home plate in the 12th inning on Wednesday. Should he have taken that lane instead of taking out the catcher? That’s very difficult to say.
Baggarly went on to report that Posey is “almost certainly out for the year, but is 100 percent committed to returning as a catcher.” Be on the lookout for this report in his blog.
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