That's all I have to say about that.
Lots of talk about Buster Posey. I've been trying to think of something to call that apocalyptic moment, and all I can come up with is The Collision. We've got The Freak, The Streak™, and The Panda, so The Collision works for me. It sure beats When The Season Turned Into A Dark Black Hole Of Despair. That one was a tad melodramatic.
Dave Cameron has an interesting piece on FanGraphs called It's Time to End Home Plate Collisons. Check it out. If you can stomach it, some of the commenters have intelligent counter-arguments. You'll get the usual collection of "it's part of the game, you pussies" but that's to be expected. I have to wonder whether those guys would still like to see beanballs and intentional spiking. Hell, batters used to be able to tell pitchers where they wanted the ball thrown! Home runs used to be freakish and unusual, and no one wore helmets. Baseball has evolved over the decades and will continue to change. Often incidents involving high-profile players precipitate those changes. I'm old enough to remember watching Ray Fosse get clobbered by Pete Rose in the All-Star Game. A lot has changed in 40 years--but not plays at the plate. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Here's something from Bruce Bochy (via Chris Haft):
"It's part of baseball," said Bochy, a former catcher. "I understand that guys run into catchers. I do think we need to consider changing the rules here a little bit because catchers are so vulnerable. ... Here's a guy [Posey] who's very popular in baseball. Fans want to see him play and now he's out for a while. So I'd like to see something considered where we can protect these guys a little bit more. They just don't have that protection to take a guy coming in full speed with that kind of force."The good news is that despite the severity of the injury it is not impossible that Buster could return to action in a few months. Extra Baggs has an interview with Dave Groeschner, Giants head trainer. (They call them "physios" in the British sporting press!) AmyG tweeted that Ol' Boch thinks Buster will be back this season.