Considering the scorn heaped upon Scott Cousins, it's no wonder his back gave out last summer.
Injury and infamy made 2011 difficult for Cousins, a reserve outfielder with the Miami Marlins. He's healthy again and glad time has tempered the hostility directed his way after a collision last May that ended the season for San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey.
Cousins' season ended less than three weeks later because of a herniated disc unrelated to the collision.
Posey has recovered from the serious injury to his left leg. Giants fans vilified Cousins, who endured death threats and a bout of depression while expressing only remorse for what happened.
Cousins insists moving beyond the episode wasn't difficult, because he did nothing wrong.