Found February 03, 2012 on
A year ago the southern edge of the Mediterranean lit up with a rainbow of revolutions.  Tunisia, Libya and Egypt all rose up while even quiet countries like Morocco had to deal with protesters in the streets.  A year later, with real elections taking place across the region, it seemed like things might have finally settled down.  But after what happened in Egypt on Wednesday, maybe not so much. Violence is a part of sports.  Even baseball, which tends more toward craft than collision, has its share of physical play.  I’m sure no one has quite forgotten the sickening crunch when Buster Posey went down last season.  Despite the uproar after the play, though, few people would deny that it was fair.  Unfortunate, yes, but fair. The problem is that violence should stay on the field.  Athletes understand the inherent risks in what they do.  They’re also well compensated for it.  But ending up in a coma in the hospital after a game because you were wearing the wrong jersey?  That’s not a ...

Giants mull giving Posey time at 1B

The San Francisco Giants are considering moving catcher Buster Posey to first base at least once a week to alleviate stress on his surgically repair ankle. Giants general manager Brian Sabean said the plan on how to use Posey will "evolve as we see the workload and what that ankle can tolerate. Because everything he does is weight bearing, whether it's shifting or throwing...

Busting back onto scene? Posey, Giants ready

When he hasn't been caring for his baby twins this winter, Giants catcher Buster Posey has been fully immersed in rehab. He is convinced he'll be back in form by Opening Day, ready to catch, play some first base and hit.

Posey ready for game action

<img align="left" border="0" src="" alt="CSN: Buster Posey says he's on target in his recovery from injury, and that "getting in there and playing some games is the next step."" style="margin:0 5px 5px 0" />CSN: Buster...

SF Giants' Buster Posey ready for 2012 season

This week's edited KNBR conversation between Giants catcher Buster Posey and Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffrey: Murphy: Looking back a little bit, how frustrating was it to sit on the sidelines and then see what happened...

2012 Top Prospects #4-2

That’s right, the prospect countdown continues.  Imagine that.  And we’ll have a special Saturday script for #1 tomorrow!  Not that it should be a surprise to anyone.  He’s the first consensus #1 prospect among Giants’ prospect watchers since…well, Buster Posey.  Okay, so that’s not THAT long ago, but still… Francisco Peguero has been a controversial guy to put...

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey uncertain how ankle will respond to playing again

Star says he's still not 100 percent recovered from devastating injury

Giants might give Buster Posey an occasional start at first base

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San Francisco Giants 2012 FanFest—a big yawn

If standing in line for three hours to get an autograph is your thing, then no doubt you had a great time at the San Francisco Giants’ annual FanFest today. I went the past two years and I can tell you from my own experience, it ain’t all that. Today’s event drew an estimated 36,000 fans, most of them wearing Panda hats and Tim Lincecum or Buster Posey jerseys. Many more wore...

SF Giants' Buster Posey to try new catcher's mask

Long before everyone fretted about Buster Posey 's leg, they fretted about his head, which was absorbing a fair amount of foul-ball punishment. There was concern that Posey's goalie-style mask was not protecting him...

Media Day Notes

Tim Lincecum is tired of hearing about leaving San Francicsco. His two year contract doesn't mean he wants to leave just that e was trying to get a deal done before arbitration and this is where the two sides were closest. Buster Posey is tired of being asked how his leg is holding up. He is well ahead of schedule and is feeling good. He is still a bit nervous about his leg...
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