Listen, I understand why Giants manager Bruce Bochy is upset.
The Cardinals' Matt Holliday slid late into Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro, injured Scutaro's left hip, forced him to eventually leave the game. If Scutaro is unable to return for Game 3, this issue will only become bigger, and the hostilities might only grow.
That said, all those livid with Holliday should have seen him in the Cardinals' clubhouse after the game, facing waves of reporters, repeatedly expressing remorse. Oh, I know what some of you are thinking -- too late. But Holliday said it himself: "I wish I had slid one step earlier."
Things happen fast, Holliday added, not as an excuse, but as an explanation. The Giants' Hunter Pence used the same exact phrase in the home clubhouse, not to necessarily exonerate Holliday, but to provide a greater perspective -- perspective that too often is lost on matters like this.
I'm sorry, there is only so much anger that can be directed at Holliday. No one ever refers...