6.03.2011

Enough With The Buster Posey Hit


There has been much talk about whether or not the Scott Cousins hit on San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was intentional or not. I am here not to defend or support the play, but I am here to simply say that it is part of the game. Collisions at the plate have always been a part of the game, and they should continue to be a part of the game.

It has been beaten to death that Cousins could have avoided the collision and slid around Posey en route to the plate. The fact is that he didn't. That does not make Cousins a dirty player. It makes him a baseball player. It is unfortunate that Posey was injured on the play, but frankly the only reason we are talking about this is because he was.

When faced with the decision Cousins had, there isn't much time to react. It's a split second decision and he has been ridiculed for it. What gives anybody the right to question whether it was a wrong decision? Nobody was in Cousin's shoes at the time. He did what he thought was right at the time.

Collisions at the plate happen. Sometimes people get injured and sometimes people don't. Ask Josh Hamilton how sliding to avoid a tag at home plate worked out for him. Maybe if he decided to run over the catcher, he wouldn't have broken a bone in his arm. 

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