Originally Posted by 757690
The problem that Posey had last night was that he was in no mans land. He was blocking the plate, but was also stretching out to get the ball. Doing that is an invitation to get hurt. If you block the plate, you stand your ground and wait for the ball. If you want to do the Bench move and sweep the tag, you get out of the way. You can't do both at the same time.
After watching the video, I don't really understand how anyone can say he was really blocking the plate. He is more taking away the inside of the plate and making Cousins go outside. If Cousins hadn't been dead set on taking Posey out, he would have noticed how far out Posey leaned to get the ball and that the outside of the plate was wide open. Cousins actually had to jump towards his left to get Posey since he was not actually blocking the plate. The worst part is that Posey didn't even catch the ball so no matter what Cousins would have been safe.