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Old 05-26-2011, 08:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Giants catcher Buster Posey is awaiting word of just how serious he is hurt, after he apparently suffered a significant leg injury while blocking home plate in the 12th inning of San Francisco's game Wednesday night. But his agent is not waiting to lobby for change.

Posey's agent, Jeff Berry, said Thursday morning he is going to reach out to Joe Torre, leader of on-field operations for Major League Baseball, and raise the idea of changing the rules regarding plays at the plate.

Over time, it is has become accepted practice for catchers to block home plate, and for baserunners to launch themselves into catchers.

"You leave players way too vulnerable," Berry said. "I can tell you Major League Baseball is less than it was before [Posey's injury]. It's stupid. I don't know if this ends up leading to a rule change, but it should. The guy [at the plate] is too exposed.

"If you go helmet to helmet in the NFL, it's a $100,000 fine, but in baseball, you have a situation in which runners are [slamming into] fielders. It's brutal. It's borderline shocking. It just stinks for baseball. I'm going to call Major League Baseball and put this on the radar. Because it's just wrong."
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What is dumb about it? He is 100% right about this
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Re: Posey hurt; agent wants new rule

It has only been going on for 120 years... now we're going to change the rule because Buster Posey got hurt? I feel bad that Posey got hurt and it was a pretty violent collision but I don't think you change the rule at this point.
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Seriously, get that mess out of here.. its part of the game
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Unfortunate that posey got hurt on the play. U can't tell if he had the ball or not. To fast. Anyone on their team would have done the same
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What Dornado said.
Soo you dont have your own opinion? just "dumb"

But look at the NFL it took them along time to stop the helm to helm hits...plowing through the catcher is a dumb thing and it always has been it just the drunk rednecks that think it funny when players try to kill the catcher
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Seriously, get that mess out of here.. its part of the game
so where helm to helm hits...its not to late to change the rule to stop people from getting hurt
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Soo you dont have your own opinion? just "dumb"
I do have my own opinion. I posted the article and didn't feel doing a detailed write up at the time. I will make sure to write a novel the next time I post an article.

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But look at the NFL it took them along time to stop the helm to helm hits...plowing through the catcher is a dumb thing and it always has been it just the drunk rednecks that think it funny when players try to kill the catcher
I don't see it as humor when players plow into the catcher, I see it as part of the game. Outside of the Posey injury how many real serious injuries have we seen because of home plate collisions? And it's not like home plate collisions are an every game thing either, like helmet to helmet hits, so stop the comparison. If the shoe was on the other foot, Posey would have probably tried to plow the catcher too.
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Re: Posey hurt; agent wants new rule

This is really stupid.. if Buster Posey had gotten his leg broken on an awkward slide into home would his agent be calling for the banning of that too? Anybody that has ever played catcher in their lives knows what they are signing up for.. you are going to get drilled with baseballs at high speed, swinging bats may hit you and there is going to be contact on close plays at home.. get this **** out of here

also if this was Wil Nieves instead of Buster Posey nobody would say a damn thing.. pretty standard bull**** in my opinion
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Re: Posey hurt; agent wants new rule

No matter how stupid or archaic something in baseball is, all you have to do to defend is wave your hands and claim "it's tradition" or "it's part of the game." Whether its throwing at a guy or plowing through him, I don't see why trying to hurt a guy should be a part of baseball.
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No matter how stupid or archaic something in baseball is, all you have to do to defend is wave your hands and claim "it's tradition" or "it's part of the game." Whether its throwing at a guy or plowing through him, I don't see why trying to hurt a guy should be a part of baseball.
He was trying to score a run.. Posey stood in front of him.. He scored.. Posey got hurt.. **** happens
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No matter how stupid or archaic something in baseball is, all you have to do to defend is wave your hands and claim "it's tradition" or "it's part of the game." Whether its throwing at a guy or plowing through him, I don't see why trying to hurt a guy should be a part of baseball.
Cousins was not trying to hurt anyone, he was trying to score the go-ahead run in the 12th inning of a game. Posey wasn't completely blocking the plate, but the throw came in and he turned up the line as if he had the ball to tag Cousins out. He had no choice, as a Marlins fan I would've been pissed if Cousins had tried a hook slide or something in that situation and been tagged out. You have to make that play and try to jar the ball loose.

Buster Posey was a classmate of mine and is a stand up guy, I hate that his agent is going out and doing this and making his client look a like a bitch. I hope Posey comes out with a statement of his own saying that it's part of the game and he doesn't hold a grudge against Cousins or the Marlins.
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Re: Posey hurt; agent wants new rule

The person trying to score has just as much right to try to score anyway he can just as much as it is the right of the catcher to stop the player from scoring that run. Although, I wonder why the only place the runner tries to knock the ball out of the player's hand is at home plate. Don't see hard collisions at 1st, 2nd, or 3rd base.
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Everyone who loves the sport is upset by Posey’s injury. Lots of us believe Cousins' hit was misguided. But the Giants general manager went too far Thursday when, in an interview with San Francisco radio station KNBR, he wished for the end of Cousins' career.

“If I never hear from Cousins again and he never plays another game in the big leagues, I think we'll all be happy,” Sabean said.
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/g...-injury-060211

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