Jeff Neuman, sportswriter of, http://www.realclearsports.com/articles/2011/... must be a throwback from the Roman days of wanting to witness pain and injury in sporting events... with this statement involving Buster Posey's injury:
"What else is the runner going to do if the catcher plants himself with his left foot at the third-base corner of home plate? Is he supposed to tiptoe around the potential tag? Is that what baseball fans want to see on a close play at the plate in a tight game? I'm so sorry, I see you have a throw on the way. I'll take the long route."
Scott Cousins, of the Florida Marlins, clearly "veered off" from the baseline to home plate for the main purpose of plowing into Buster. The fact that Mr. Posey had only his left foot planted (and not his body) on the third-base corner of home plate (if even that far), is proof that Mr. Cousins had every opportunity to run straight through or slide onto home plate without much impedence whatsoever.
The fact that Scott chose to veer-off and thus injure Buster, should be punishable by fines, suspensions, or both.
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