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Posey hoping to move on from collision

Posted on: June 4, 2011 3:35 pm
Edited on: June 4, 2011 7:20 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

And here I thought I had my last Buster Posey update of the day -- the Giants catcher released a statement on Saturday and here it is:

"I appreciate the continued support of Giants fans and others as I begin the process of working my way back. But in no way do I condone threats of any kind against Scott Cousins or his family.

"As I said last week, I'm not out to vilify Scott. I appreciate that he made the effort to reach out to me on the night of the play, but I was in no physical condition to talk to anyone. I have not been back with the team since that night, so I haven't even been aware of any other messages he's left for me. We all need to move on, so it isn't necessary to have a conversation with him at this point.

My only focus right now is looking forward, getting healthy and returning to catching for the Giants."

Maybe the Giants should make sure they drop one of those releases off in the general manager's suite.

Finally, though, someone is making sense. For the most rational, mature and common-sense response to the entire ordeal, listen to Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt. Speaking to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Affeldt had plenty to say, including this:

"(Posey's) soing to be back. I talked to Buster. He's going to heal up. He's going to come back. It's not like he's never going to play again. It's not like Cousins killed him. It's a frustrating deal. It is. We're not going to act like this if Buster had Tommy John (surgery) and can't play for us. It would've been the same blow. We move on. We need to focus on supporting the team that we do have." 
Affeldt also had things to say about Brian Sabean, Cousins and Logran Morrison -- and it's all worth a read. Kudos to Affeldt for his level-headed response.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:57 pm

Posey hoping to move on from collision

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Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2011 9:52 pm

Posey hoping to move on from collision

Great statements from Affeldt. The man said it perfectly and should be commended for his honest and level headed statements. If you get a chance read what he had to say.

Wish reporters would talk to more guys like him.

Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: June 5, 2011 6:03 pm

Posey hoping to move on from collision

Stop Crying Giants ..............  Don't block the plate if you don't want to get hurt

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2011 6:56 pm

Posey hoping to move on from collision

lumpoco you do realize the Marlins lost 2 catchers last year, one of their starting catchers on the same exact play (by Nyjer Morgan) a week after Morgan took out the Cardinals catcher. It is part of the game. Sabean needs to chill out.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: June 4, 2011 6:18 pm

Posey hoping to move on from collision

I am an A's fan so it really pains me to defend a Giants player, but I have to do it because I am sick and tired of reading idiotic posts that criticize the Bay Area, Buster Posey's toughness or the Giant's World Series win last season.

What's interesting is that the people who complain about not letting the incident die down are the same people who keep bringing it up every few days.

Yes, they might respond by saying "Yeah,, uh...Brian Sabean opened his big mouth....and what what".

True Sabean did talk about Posey's injury this week, but as far as I can tell that is the first time that he has spoken publicly about it.

I have a novel idea. For the fans who are so harsh on the Giants and Posey you should refrain from judgment until your starting catcher is out for season because some rookie is "out trying to make a name for himself".

As for Bench saying that Posey was out of position. That's easy to say. Can anyone tell me just how many times catchers are in the correct position using proper form and technique. I'm guessing it is not more than 40% of the time because in baseball plays develop quickly.

To say that Posey deserves to get a broken leg because he was out of position or wasn't tough enough speaks volumes of the intellligence of those who are criticizing him....which is to say "not much".

Speaking of low intelligence I wish the NFL lockout will be over. I keep reading how the Detroit Lions self-named defensive line, "Silver Cursh", will dominate opposing offenses for years to come. That might me happen, but I'm still trying to make sense of why they were stupid enough to come up with a nickname for their defensive line. Are they trying to psyche out their opponents? Are they trying to instill confidence withing themselves? Are they bored? Are they arrogant? Are they delusional? These are all very good questions that will be addressed once the football season gets under way.

Since: Nov 7, 2007
Posted on: June 4, 2011 5:43 pm

Posey hoping to move on from collision about pu* about all the butt-hurt philly fans that can't seem to get over the beat down the Giants gave them in the NLCS!!  Posey has been professional about this incident from the get go. He can't control emotional comments from others. Posey hasn't been anything but professional during this whole ordeal.

Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: June 4, 2011 5:10 pm
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