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No problem, spambot. I’ll be sure not to act weird the next time I “see” you.
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"What is your take on the play at the plate with Posey and Cousin? Clean play or could Cousin have swept around Posey to avoid the collision?"
I guess I’m in the line that says it was “clean” but unnecessary. The more I look at screen caps, because I can’t bring myself to watch that video again, the more I really start to believe that it was unnecessary. Really, I’m just going to defer to what Rob Neyer said about it:
Of course it’s wrong. Baseball was not designed, and is not best played, as a contact sport.
Catchers should not be allowed to block home plate without the ball, and in fact the rules prohibit them from doing exactly that. But the umpires allow them to block the plate — this is what Joe refers to as “the de facto legalization of obstruction — and this leads to a serious injury or two every season.
Runners should not be allowed to devastate catchers. They shouldn’t be allowed to devastate catchers who are blocking the plate, and they absolutely should not be allowed to devastate catchers who are not blocking the plate.
Watch the play again. Buster Posey did not have the ball. Buster Posey was not blocking the plate. Scott Cousins had to alter his path to slam into Buster Posey. You can’t really fault Cousins because his behavior has become normal.
It should not be normal, or acceptable. Major League Baseball and the Players Association should get together, after the season if not immediately, and put an end to his unofficially codified insanity.
So yes, this was a “clean” play, because this is what has been deemed acceptable in baseball, but it kind of makes me wonder why. I talked about this way too long last night with a friend.
I know it’s a “part of baseball,” but I’ve never liked collisions at the plate, no matter who was involved. I hated seeing Carlos Santana get injured last year. I remember Todd Greene getting knocked out by Prince Fielder. Greene wasn’t the kind of young, upcoming superstar that Santana and Posey are, but it’s still never fun to see a catcher or any player knocked out like that.
I’m not saying that baseball needs to treat all of their players with kid gloves and allow no contact at all, but I guess I just don’t know why MLB wouldn’t want to protect these players, essentially their product, a little more. And I’m not just saying this because it was Buster Posey who got hurt this time.
How are you feeling about the Giants' chances this year?
The State of The Giants Is Strong.
That said, so far, injuries, bullpen losses, and little league errors (fundamentals!) could be our downfall.
But just like last year, I believe in this team. Of course, like all of us, I didn’t start feeling like that until well into August. So, we have time. Time to gel. And that is why we won. The Giants are a TEAM. There are no superstars here, just gamers. #nobarry
Not to be a cliche. but it’s a marathon, not a sprint. And we won that fucking marathon, yo. #ohpadres
BUT if they don’t get it together by All Star Break? I will start to worry.
These boys, this team, worked too hard to become a footnote. We will be contenders and I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect a repeat, or at least a shot at it.