Yesterday on KNBR, Giants' GM Brian Sabean spoke extensively about the collision at the plate in which the Marlins' Scott Cousins plowed into Buster Posey, breaking his leg and ending the catcher's season. LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE.
What are bound to be the most controversial comments:
"I think adrenaline was involved here...(Cousins) knows it's probably going to be an accurate and close throw. And he knows he probably is going to have to resort to this. And if you hear the kid's comments after the fact he pretty much had decided, and it was premeditated, that if he got a chance he was going to blow up the catcher to try to dislodge the ball. And if you watch what we've seen frame by frame and different angles, he does not take the path to the plate to try to score, he... goes after buster where its right shoulder on right shoulder, and to me that's malicious."
When asked about Posey's statement that he didn't want to talk to Cousins, Sabean said, "I don't blame the kid. Why not be hard-nosed? If I never hear from Cousins again, or he doesn't play another day in the big leagues, I think we'll all be happy."
After moving on to another topic, co-host Ralph Barbieri followed up on that statement: