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Tag: Buster Posey

Oakland A’s ‘Nerd’ Eric Sogard Falls Short in ‘Face of MLB’ Final

February 28, 2014 | 6:50 am

Oakland A’s ‘Nerd’ Eric Sogard Falls Short in ‘Face of MLB’ Final

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A’s infielder still certifiably cute, though, despite loss in fan poll to N.Y. Mets’ David Wright.

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Baseball’s Ban on Home-Plate Collisions: Call It ‘the Ray Fosse Rule’

December 12, 2013 | 2:43 pm

Baseball’s Ban on Home-Plate Collisions: Call It ‘the Ray Fosse Rule’

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New rule evokes collision in 1970 All-Star Game that dimmed the brilliance of a promising catcher.

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Buster Posey Wins NL Most Valuable Player Award

November 15, 2012 | 3:33 pm

Buster Posey Wins NL Most Valuable Player Award

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NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera won the American League’s Most Valuable Player award on Thursday after becoming baseball’s first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, and San Francisco’s Buster Posey was voted the National League honor. Cabrera received 22 of 28 first-place votes and 362 points from the AL panel of Baseball Writers’ […]

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A’s, Giants Managers Reflect on Lack of October Baseball

September 30, 2011 | 2:42 pm

A’s, Giants Managers Reflect on Lack of October Baseball

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Major League Baseball’s playoffs begin today, and for only the second time since the current eight-team format debuted in 1995, there is no California team in the hunt for the World Series. Both the Giants and the A’s managers held their traditional end-of-season press conferences Thursday. For the Giants, general manager Brian Sabean and manager […]

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June 4, 2011 | 5:21 pm

Giants, Posey Release Conciliatory Statements on Cousins

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The Giants released a statement yesterday after GM Brian Sabean made what some consider to be inflammatory comments (listen to that audio here) against the Marlins’ Scott Cousins on a radio show. Sabean was speaking about the now-famous collision at the plate between Cousins and Giants’ catcher Buster Posey that broke Posey’s leg and sidelined […]

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Audio: Sabean on Posey Collision: “If Cousins Doesn’t Play Another Day, We’ll All Be Happy”

June 3, 2011 | 10:06 am

Audio: Sabean on Posey Collision: “If Cousins Doesn’t Play Another Day, We’ll All Be Happy”

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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 […]

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May 27, 2011 | 3:52 pm

Buster Posey Speaks; Video of Posey Minor League Plate Collision

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The Posey Crisis, Day 2. Here’s the transcript of a conference call among Posey and three beat writers, from Andrew Baggarly’s Extra Baggs blog. From Baggarly: The most important points: He’s almost certainly out for the season, he is 100 percent committed to returning as a catcher, he hasn’t talked to Scott Cousins and doesn’t […]

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Torture Redefined: Life Without Buster

May 26, 2011 | 3:17 pm

Torture Redefined: Life Without Buster

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” has never applied more to the first-place San Francisco Giants. Last night’s game against the Florida Marlins was an emotional roller-coaster, exactly the sort of contest we Giants fans have come to love. It had everything –a thrilling 9th inning comeback, bench player […]

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Buster Posey Breaks Leg; Watch Video of Last Night’s Collision at Home

May 26, 2011 | 9:38 am

Buster Posey Breaks Leg; Watch Video of Last Night’s Collision at Home

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Giants’ catcher Buster Posey’s leg was broken last night in a collision at home plate. Watch a video of the collision as well as a discussion on the wisdom of allowing catchers to be exposed to severe injury during plays at the plate. Update May 28: Yesterday Posey participated in a conference call with three […]

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November 15, 2010 | 11:10 am

Buster Posey Named NL Rookie of the Year

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Buster Ballgame is the first Giant Rookie of the Year since pitcher John “The Count” Montefusco in 1975. From AP: NEW YORK (AP) San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz have been voted the Rookies of the Year. Posey won the National League award in voting announced Monday by the […]

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