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The Talented Buster Posey and Home Plate Collisions

December 27, 2013

Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants, is in my opinion, the second most important player of this era, behind only David Ortiz of the world champion Boston Red Sox.

His first two full seasons with the San Francisco Giants manifested in World Series wins for the franchise, the first one in 2010, ending a 56 year title drought.  

Posey, the Giants’ catcher was an integral part of two Giants’ World Series winning teams in three seasons as San Francisco titled in both 2010 and 2012. He was injured in a home plate collision and missed much of the 2011 season.

One negative is that Posey is so good, it may be a major reason baseball has made a rule against home plate collisions. It is another change that I do not favor.

Posey was injured in a home plate collision in 2011 and was out for at least half the season. That was the in between year for the Giants, who as stated above won it all in 2010 and 2012. I think the fact a star player such as Posey was injured in such a way, led to the rule change.

After the 2010 Title season I met Giants Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, pitching coach Dave Righetti, and broadcasters Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow. They were all very gracious.

Each provided some much needed positive in what I see as a very negative sports landscape, made a bit worse by making home plate collisions against the baseball rules.

Buster Posey with Andy B

Buster Posey with Andy B

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