There is no one in the world that feels worse about San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey’s injury than Florida Marlins rookie Scott Cousins, who barrelled into Posey at home plate on May 25th.
Since their meeting at home plate, Scott has received death threats from fans of Posey, who suffered a broken bone in his left leg that has him sidelined for the season. That play has been been heavily criticized, but in actuality it was in fact a clean play. However, Giants General manager Brian Sabean doesn’t see it that way. Earlier this week he bashed Cousins on his weekly radio show on KNBR and referred to the play as “malicious and unnecessary.”
“If I never hear from Cousins again, or he doesn’t play another day in the big leagues, I think we’ll all be happy.”
“Well, no,” Sabean said. “He chose to be a hero in my mind, and if that’s his flash of fame, that’s as good as it’s going to get, pal. We’ll have a long memory. Believe me, we’ve talked to (former catcher Mike) Matheny about how this game works.”
“You can’t be that out-and-out overly aggressive. I’ll put it as politically as I can state it: There’s no love lost and there shouldn’t be.” -Source
It’s unfortunate that a bright young star like Posey was caught on the wrong end of what’s being labeled as a clean, hard play. It’s just part of the game. Sabean really needs to stop dumping on Cousins, pull his dress up, and move on.