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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    At some point, don't we remind ourselves that these players make gobs of money to play a game? Surely some danger is part of that price.

    Ask 100 men if they would take $400k a year to play professional baseball knowing full well the risks involved and I suspect the you'd get 90-something affirmatives.
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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=6621135

    I don't like the way the Giants are handling this one bit.

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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=6621135

    I don't like the way the Giants are handling this one bit.
    Those comments were definitely out of line by Sabean.
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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    If this was Eli Whiteside and not Buster Posey, Sabean wouldn't be as angry and there would be much less hubbub.

    Sad, but true.

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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    It's his perrogative, but I'm suprised as well that Posey isn't returning Cousin's call.

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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    If this was Eli Whiteside and not Buster Posey, Sabean wouldn't be as angry and there would be much less hubbub.

    Sad, but true.
    Yep, the time to perhaps shut up is fast approaching.

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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    One of my favorite Jim Baker pieces covered this years ago, tongue planted firmly in cheek
    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/ar...che=1307114812

    The Home Plate Collision

    As Entertainment: In the NFL (Note to editor: It's a football league--not sure what the letters stand for, however), collisions are routine. In fact, more collisions occur on one NFL play than they do in a month of major league baseball. Yet when some foolhardy baserunner attempts to bowl over the catcher and knock the ball loose in the process, it's far more exciting than 99% of the collisions that happen in football. The thought of a man running headlong into a fully-padded guardian of the realm--well, it's damn near something worthy of Shakespeare. What is more, it's a manly act. You might notice that all of the other activities discussed here are a little...well, how shall I say...? Wimpy. The bunt is just tapping the ball lightly with the bat like a debutante might if she could be pressed into learning the game. The hit-and-run is a diversionary attack rather than a frontal assault. The sacrifice is, although seemingly noble in concept, a concession to very low expectations. The stolen base is getting an extra base without benefit of muscling one's way to it.

    The home plate collision, though--that's the act of heroes. Ever since running into an outfield wall became a walk in the park thanks to the installation of padding, hurling one's body at the catcher is the last refuge of the player for whom reckless abandonment is a way of life. It is the last, true act of courage left to the baseballer.

    As Functional Tool: But does it work? How often does a baserunner successfully separate a catcher from the ball by frontally assaulting him? I'm asking because I don't know. My guess is that it's not worth the risk. Catchers aren't built like you and I. On top of that, their facades bristle with armor. If a runner can arrive at the same time as the ball and nail the catcher in the act of fielding the throw, then maybe he can affect the outcome. If, though, the ball is already securely in the catcher's womb-like glove, then it's a fool who impales himself on that particular fortress. Never mind that impeding a runner's path to the plate is actually illegal, though the rule is widely ignored.

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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    Gruesome Home Plate Collision Reawakens Nation’s Love Affair With Baseball

    http://www.onionsportsnetwork.com/ar...ions-lo,20657/
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally-...24872650873160

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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    If this was Eli Whiteside and not Buster Posey, Sabean wouldn't be as angry and there would be much less hubbub.

    Sad, but true.
    Astros catcher got ran over and hurt last week but we haven't heard much about that.

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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    "Believe me, we've talked to (former catcher Mike) Matheny about how this game works
    Brian Sabean

    To me as a catcher I know the next time I get the ball I'm going to stick it to him.

    "You make those notes as a catcher."
    Mike Matheny


    So essentially the GM of a team who just had one of their fans beaten to near death.....is calling for revenge against Cousins.....as well as throwing fuel on the fire for the hatred of Cousins, who is now receiving death threats.

    Cousins home and family by the way? San Francisco.


    If this were the NFL or NBA.....you'd be looking at a 6 or 7 digit fine and suspension. Hideous.
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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    An interesting article on Sabean's take - or lack thereof - on home plate collisions in the past.

    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/ar...rticleid=14128
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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    Brian Sabean has lost his mind.

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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    An interesting article on Sabean's take - or lack thereof - on home plate collisions in the past.

    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/ar...rticleid=14128
    That is completely fantastic. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    I know Scott Cousins and have watched him play. He is a hard player and a great guy. I really, really feel bad for Cuz now. He is getting death threats.

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    Re: Buster Posey injured

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Gruesome Home Plate Collision Reawakens Nationís Love Affair With Baseball

    http://www.onionsportsnetwork.com/ar...ions-lo,20657/
    Another win for The Onion.
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