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“Cousins was even more remorseful when he heard the severity of the injury before the series finale, saying he had to look away from the replay that was shown repeatedly at the team's hotel. He said he tried calling Posey twice overnight and sent his condolences to the Giants clubhouse. "The last thing I wanted to do was break a guy's leg," he said, tears welling up in his eyes. The moment was as stunning as any San Francisco has seen this season. Posey laid in the dirt around home plate, dazed, writhing in pain and curling up in a ball. After several minutes of stunned silence at AT&T Park, fans began chanting "Posey! Posey!" as he was helped off the field by two team trainers holding his left leg. Posey had already taken several hard foul tips off his mask and legs this season, even leaving one game for precautionary reasons to make sure he didn't have a concussion. Some observers have argued a slugger of his caliber shouldn't be behind the plate, where hits can be routine, and this injury surely won't do much to quiet that sentiment. Posey himself has always shaken off those remarks, saying he was born to play catcher and loves his position. Bochy shook off questions that Posey should switch to another position -- he played some first base last year -- in the future, saying it's too early to be talking about such plans. "Right now," Bochy said, "we're just trying to get over the shock of this a little." Posey's agent, Jeff Berry, said Thursday morning he reached out to Joe Torre, leader of on-field operations for Major League Baseball, and raised the idea of changing the rules regarding plays at the plate. He also said he spoke with the players' union about the play. "You leave players way too vulnerable," Berry said. "I can tell you Major League Baseball is less than it was before [Posey's injury]. It's stupid. I don't know if this ends up leading to a rule change, but it should. The guy [at the plate] is too exposed. "If you go helmet to helmet in the NFL, it's a $100,000 fine, but in baseball, you have a situation in which runners are [slamming into] fielders. It's brutal. It's borderline shocking. It just stinks for baseball." ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
The last thing I wanted to do was break a guy's leg.” -- Marlins OF Scott Cousins