Interesting how the Giants made no retaliatory gesture toward the Marlins a day after Scott Cousins ended catcher Buster Posey's season with a perfectly legal home plate collision but are now so hopping mad their G.M., Brian Sabean, is threatening payback.
"If I never hear from Cousins again or he never plays another game in the big leagues, I think we'll all be happy," Sabean said during a radio interview in San Francisco on KNBR radio. "He chose to be a hero in my mind, and if that's his flash of fame, that's as good as it's going to get, pal. We'll have a long memory. You can't be that out-and-out overly aggressive. I'll put it as politically as I can state it: There's no love lost and there shouldn't be."
Sabean made his comments exactly one week after the collision, one in which Cousins bowled over Posey for what would prove to be the deciding run. Posey suffered torn ligaments in his ankle and a broken bone in his leg.
Cousins' agent, Matt Sosnick, told ESPN.com that his client has received death threats.
"It's an emotional time for the Giants and I understand Brian's disappointment," Sosnick told ESPN.com "But his opinion is in the vast majority. It's a play within the rules and I imagine his opinion would be vastly different if Posey ran over (Marlins catcher John) Buck on a legal play and Buck was injured."
The Marlins and Giants face each other once more this season, at Sun Life Stadium for a three-game series on Aug. 12-14.