The Buster Posey incident has been driven completely out of proportion by both Brian Sabean and Giants fans. It has already been over a week and a half since the incident, yet everyone seems to be dwelling on the past.
Brian Sabean came out on KNBR saying, "If I never hear from Cousins again or he never plays another game in the big leagues, I think we'll all be happy."
Sabean should have no say as a GM on something like this. Scott Cousins was simply doing his job and trying to score the game winning run.
Scott Cousins has already come out and said that there is nobody more sorry about the incident. Cousins didn't mean to injury Posey, collisions at the plate are a part of the game. Posey came across to block the plate and Cousins collided with him.
As a former baseball player myself, I would have come into the plate the same exact way. I hate to see Buster Posey go down for the season, but injuries are an unfortunate part of sports.
The fact that Scott Cousins has received death threats is ridiculous. Cousins has continually come out and apologized for the incident, and there is nothing more that he can do. He was involved in an unfortunate event, and everyone needs to let it go and focus on the 2011 season.
This whole situation has been blown up in part because Scott Cousins really is a no-name player. He is 26 years old and has only received 82 ABs in the bigs.
Cousins was born in Reno and played college ball at the University of San Francisco.
As a Californian, I can say we are all better than this. We cannot fault Scott Cousins for doing his job. It would be best for everyone to forgive and forget the whole incident.
Buster Posey is lost for the season, but the Giants are still the defending World Series champions. Not only that, but the Giants sit atop the NL West as of right now.