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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