Buster Posey Injury Hysteria
From the Diaries of The Three Bs contributors:
KJ: Day 1 AB: An eerie silence has come over us. The cheers of yesteryear have been quieted. Our Savior has fallen.
AP:In the innings prior we (fans) all rose as one, in this moment of great strife we all drew a ragged breath. Just as the Great Leonidas before him, our brave Gerald sacrificed himself in the name of what we call home.We, more than ever, must protect this house.
SLY: The bad dream I believed I dreamt was proven to not be a dream but a real life sports inspired nightmare.The nightmarish event doesn’t feel real and won’t until the name of Whiteside permanently resides in the starting nine.
Raise your hand if you thought Scott Cousins would rip your heart out, place it on a curb, and to curb-stomp it repeatedly until the organ was unrecognizable?
I guess it was about as likely as Wilson Valdez earning a W before a healthy Ubaldo Jiminez.
Three Perspectives on the Buster Posey Injury
Fan: Most fans will never have the chance to meet Buster Posey the Person.Their interaction is limited to watching Buster do his job. To them (fans), Buster Posey is as good as dead (until he returns).Turn on KNBR today.It sounds like a radio broadcast of a funeral.
Personal:I feel for the guy as I too, have had a devastating baseball injury.For Buster, time will go by excruciatingly slow in the upcoming days, weeks, and months.There will be setbacks.Sorry Buster, this will not be fun.Good luck.
Team:All the right things will be said to the media, but every player on los Gigantes understands what Posey means to the team.It is s safe to say the mountain to the 2011 playoffs just went from Camelback Mountain (which a fat Pablo could still dominate) to something closer to Mount Everest/Kilimanjaro (wherethe conditions have to be right to climb).
Lucky for los Gigantes, the conditions are still good in the NL West.
Showtime producers have struck gold.There has been extended time lost to do injuries to four (Ross, Torres, Sandoval, and Posey) of los Gigantes regulars within the first 8 weeks of the season and yet the team is in first place.
I have a proposal for documenting Posey’s injury.Showtime should shoot a History Channel style documentary in the vein of “24 Hours after the JFK Assassination”.
Here is the script: Each scene must state how many minutes or hours before or after the injury occurred.
Opening scene: Montage of 9th inning comeback.
Cut to bottom 12th: Injury. Cameras get reactions from players, coaches, and fans. Catch a OMG moment from a fan and at least one fan crying.
Queue silence, then dreary dark undertones, then sounds of chaos.
Follow Buster to training room.Add swear words if Buster will not swear.Cameras must be bouncing around to illustrate the panic of the situation.
Cut to los Gigantes final out and quietness of the players entering the clubhouse.
Showtime will only air questions to players about Buster’s injury to illustrate how the loss of Buster was larger than the loss of the game.
Highlight Murph and Mac and the funeral like mood of the show.Cut to G-Rad and his “Nobody died” line.
Show another montage of all the updated reports on Buster from the media.
Okay Showtime, you can take it from here.Check the “SLY” section if you want my contact information for some producing help.
Buster Olney suggested that collisions at home plate should be disallowed.I appreciate Olney sticking up for his namesake, but I feel it is part of the game.The BBM chat this morning between KJ, RT, AP, and I resulted with a rule that we felt was fair and kept the collisions legal.
Rule 7.002C: A player may collide with a player at home plate in an effort to reach the base safely. The running player may not collide with a player at an attempt to jar the ball from a player’s possession.If a collision occurs without an effort to reach the base safely the player shall be called out and all advancing runners must return to the previous base.
The call would hinge on the Umpire’s discretion.This play will be reviewable.
Buster Posey (2011): 4 Home Runs and 21 RBIs
Eli Whiteside (Career): 7 Home Runs and 25 RBIs
Please be healthy for 2012.