What happened to Giants catcher Buster Posey in last Wednesday night’s 7-6 loss to Florida is no doubt troubling to fans and has sent them to their nearest panic buttons. However, whether you like it or not, Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins made a clean play that nearly every baserunner would make if they had to. The play at the plate ended Posey’s sophomore season.
In the aftermath of Posey’s injury, many Giants fans are still grieving over it and I have to this: Move on!
It has been one week since he got hurt, it is officially time to move on. I know that for many of you he is your favorite player and that his arrival has been a blessing for this franchise, I get that,but him getting hurt for the season is not the end of the world. Yeah,it sucks that he won’t be behind the plate for the Giants anymore in 2011, but just like the Giants are trying to move forward the rest of the way, fans should follow suit.
I’m like you, I love Posey, he’s been nothing short of great since his arrival from AAA Fresno last year and will be great once he returns from injury.However,there are 24 other guys on that team and the last time I checked, one guy does not equal a whole team. There is one team in sports that proves that time and time again, the New England Patriots!
When Tom Brady got hurt in 2008, a young,inexperienced quarterback named Matt Cassel came in when nobody thought he could succeed and did just that. The Patriots won 11 games that year and barely missed the postseason. Now when most teams lose their quarterback like that,they flounder and finish with poor records and await their high draft selection the next year, not the Patriots, they rallied around Cassel and played some good football in the process, including a 30-21 win against the 49ers at Candlestick Park on Oct. 5 of that year which I was at.
The Giants need to do the same and rally around each other. I know they can do it, it’s what led them to a World Series crown. This team has to step up now more than ever and since Posey got hurt, they have not been playing their best and they’re letting simple plays get by them. And the excuse of everybody on the team getting hurt isn’t going to fly. Play with the players you have and try to win.
Finally, I wouldn’t feel too sorry for Posey. Sure,he is hurt right now,but he is going to be taken care of by some of the best doctors and physical therapists around, he’s still young, he will be fine. It will be great to see him next season, you and I can’t wait,but we have to.