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Posey speaks to reporters, not happy with Cousins

Posted on: May 27, 2011 5:04 pm
Edited on: May 27, 2011 5:27 pm
By Matt Snyder

Scott Cousins of the Marlins barrelled over Giants catcher Buster Posey in a home plate collision that broke Posey's leg two nights ago. Since then, the talk of baseball has centered around the play -- namely, if there should be more protection for catchers and a discussion of whether the hit was dirty. Every dimension has been covered ad nauseam, but we hadn't heard from Posey himself. Until now.

Friday afternoon, Posey spoke to some Giants' beat writers and -- while remaining respectful -- he doesn't sound pleased with Cousins. Posey believes he left a lane for Cousins to slide into home plate without contact and that "[Cousins] chose to come at me." (Andrew Baggerly via Twitter)

Posey also reportedly said plays like this should be reviewed by the league and the players union and that he's not interested in talking to Cousins (Hank Schulman via Twitter), who has reportedly left several messages with Posey that haven't been returned.

“I don’t know if it really matters. If it’s something that would make him feel better … I can imagine if I was on the other end, that would be just about as difficult to know that a play you were involved in has more than likely put somebody out for the rest of the year. But again, I’m kind of indifferent, I guess.” (Extra Baggs)

Posey also said of Cousins, "I want to make this very clear: I don’t know Cousins, I’m not out to villify Cousins in any way whatsoever. It happened and it’s over with."

As for his own recovery, Posey expressed that he is likely out for the season. It's a sentiment that was reported, but then there seemed to be some hope he might make it back when it was revealed there was no damage to his knee.

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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 5:29 pm

Posey speaks to reporters, not happy with Cousins

The baseline belongs to the runner.  If Posey didnt wanna get hit, he shoulda got out of the way

Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 5:28 pm

Posey speaks to reporters, not happy with Cousins

I am not a Giant or Florida fan so I really don't have a reason to pick sides.
That was a cheap shot. I've heard people say if you block the plate you have to deal with the contact but the fact of the matter is he didn't block the plate. Look at the replay. It clearly shows He gave the runner room to slide and was in front of the plate when he tried catching the throw. The runner went out of his way to hit the catcher when he could have slid directly to the plate. If I'm pitching for SF the next  2 times that guy bats he gets it in the ear.

Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 5:09 pm

Posey speaks to reporters, not happy with Cousins

What a little bitch! If you can't handle the contact switch to first base. You blocked the plate without the ball which is illegal. You got WRECKED and can't handle it. If Pat Burrell had come around third and knocked John Bucks head off and scored the winning run. You and all your Giant teammates would of said, "what a great baseball play." Suck it up and move on.... 

Since: Nov 21, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 5:08 pm

Posey speaks to reporters, not happy with Cousins

A catcher complaining about contact?  What a wimp!  Waaahhh.  He broke my leg!  Pete Rose would decapitate this punk.  Grow a pair and fix the leg, come back, and play ball.  It's part of the game.  San Frasissyco Giants catcher all right...

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