Saturday, June 4, 2011
Everybody just needs to chill out...
Do you see the picture to my right? It's of a play at home plate in a game between the Florida Marlins and San Francisco Giants on May 25th. Does there seem to be anything out of the ordinary about this play?
Most people would say "no"...but here we are on June 4th still talking about it.
To make a long story short...the Marlins Scott Cousins collided with Giants catcher Buster Posey (one of the Giants best players) during a play at the plate. The collision at home plate left Posey with a broken bone in his left lower leg and three torn ligaments in his ankle. He's had surgery and is done for the season.
Since that time, Cousins has apologized numerous times about the incident. He and his family are receiving death threats from Giants fans on an almost daily basis. And earlier on this week, Giants GM Brian Sabean called the play at the plate "malicious" and said that "if we never hear from Scott Cousins again or he never plays another game in the big league's, we'll all be happy".
This is the most one of the most ridiculous situations that I have ever seen...and I'm not talking about that tool from Jersey Shore.
Collisions at the plate are a common occurrence in baseball. Scott Cousins was just doing his job. He has been toiling around in the minor leagues for years waiting for his chance to show what he can do in the big leagues. The Marlins were finally giving him his big break. If he wouldn't have knocked over Buster Posey, then he may have blown that chance. He was just doing what he was supposed to do. If Giants GM Brian Sabean was a player, he would have done the exact same thing if they were in Scott Cousins shoes.
And so would each and everyone of you. Think about it...if you finally landed a job with a company that you were trying to get into for years...wouldn't you give 110% effort?
Oh, in case you were wondering...Cousins scored the game winning run on that play.
Posted by Matt Musk at 5:50 PM