Sunday, May 29, 2011

Play at the Plate

“When Pete Rose demolished Ray Fosse he was never the same” - The Baseball Project

A play at the plate is one of the most exciting moments in all of sports. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most terrifying, especially when the victim of a home plate collision is a young player on your favorite team with virtually limitless potential.

Ray Fosse was a good player after the famous home plate collision with Pete Rose, but he was never the same player. And now fans of the San Francisco Giants are wondering the same thing following Buster Posey’s terrible injury of the other night. When will he return? Will he be the same player?

Things can change in sports, in a flash. Injuries are the great equalizer – taking athletes with “future Hall of Famer” placed in front of their names on a routine basis and turning them into ordinary mortals. Right now, Giants fans can only hope for the best.

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