Wednesday night, Giants catcher Buster Posey sustained a traumatic injury in a home plate collision with Florida's Scott Cousins. All of the focus so far has been on Posey and the Giants - how badly he's hurt, how emotionally devastating this is, and what this means for the team.
Whenever something like this happens on a field, though, there are always two sides - the doer and the victim. And while the latter commands the attention, it's worth remembering that the former usually doesn't have things too easy, either. Via Joe Capozzi, we learn about Scott Cousins' response to the incident:
Scott Cousins left 2 vm messages 4 buster Posey. Says he didn't sleep last night. "last thing I wanted 2 do was break guys leg"
A few years ago, I watched Vladimir Guerrero line a ball off of Rafael Soriano's head. Soriano immediately fell to the ground and rolled around in agony. The camera zoomed in on him while players and staff crowded around. Guerrero stood at first base, looking towards Soriano with grave concern. Knowing that you're responsible for a horrifying injury is an unthinkable burden on the conscience, and it's unlikely that Cousins will have any restful sleep until Posey does.