GeneralGeeWhiz, on Thursday, August 4th, 2011, 10:39 PM, said:
one more thing... if any of your teams best player got taken out on a play like that you would all be calling murder. i see posey as ray fosse and that marlin like pete rose, a hit that wasnt necessary all star game or regular season.
No, because I'm not an idiot. I would be annoyed, though I would look at the cause. In this case, a terrible rule that allows players to be hurt with no good reason. Maybe Cousins' play was illegal - it was certainly close. But he was trying to score and probably not trying to hurt anyone. That makes it a poor rule.The analogy to Fosse has been used elsewhere. You probably weren't alive when it happened. It is also terrible. That hit happened in an all-star game, which actually didn't matter. The Cousins hit happened in a regular season game, which does matter. The Fosse hit happened when the catcher wouldn't have expected that, because no one plays that hard in an all-star game (except Pete Rose). Posey could have expected the hit, since that type of play is not uncommon in a real game. The Fosse hit featured a superstar hurting someone who was not a star - again, the opposite of the Posey situation.So let's review - in both situations, a runner hit a catcher and the catcher was injured. In every other way, the situation was opposite. If you see the situations as similar, I suggest consulting a psychologist.
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