SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey knows the day will come when he again has to step toward the third-base line, see a charging runner trying to score and brace for a collision.
That's life as a catcher. Instincts take over and plays are made. Sometimes, such moments occur with devastating consequences, like Posey's season-ending left leg and ankle injury last May 25 when he was run over at the plate by the Marlins' Scott Cousins.
As new-look Miami visits AT&T Park on Tuesday for the club's first trip back to San Francisco since that fateful day, Posey has surprised even himself with such a strong comeback. And anybody who understands the mindset of a catcher realizes just how hard it will be for Posey not to block the plate when the time comes.