Normally in baseball when a batter is about to charge the mound, the catcher will get in between the batter and the pitcher in order to protect his pitcher from getting hurt. Yesterday in a game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants this was not the case. After Giants pitcher, Hunter Strickland, drilled Nationals Bryce Harper in the leg with a fastball, Giants catcher Buster Posey didn’t even flinch when Harper charged the mound. Posey was the last person to have the back of his pitcher as even the players from each bullpen arrived at the mound before Posey even moved.
Let’s see what Twitter thought of Posey failing to come to the defense of his pitcher.
Buster Posey: "Nah." pic.twitter.com/qf4oVFvVTi
— Drew Silva (@drewsilv) May 29, 2017
Buster Posey is the absolute LAST person to have your back in a fight pic.twitter.com/JS9OpgCbcu
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 29, 2017
Buster Posey. pic.twitter.com/B3TBMlOxVL
— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) May 29, 2017
— Chris Ricchini (@CRicchini) May 29, 2017
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) May 29, 2017
— Nate (@BarstoolNate) May 29, 2017
Buster Posey didn’t even move to help his man lol pic.twitter.com/EhbDY3ji5O
— Jeff (@jamfan40) May 29, 2017
Some days we are all Buster Posey. pic.twitter.com/otWXoh1tDl
— Rizzo en Fuego🔥 (@notARizzo) May 29, 2017
Says all you need to know that Buster Posey didn't bother to hold back Harper. Let him go get his pitcher.
— Kevin Burkhardt (@kevinburkhardt) May 29, 2017
This is the moment Buster Posey became president. https://t.co/iwkqS1r2aK
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) May 29, 2017
Replay of Buster Posey's involvement... pic.twitter.com/wMlCjfSpLt
— Mark Freeman (@mfreemantv) May 29, 2017
buster posey was 1 of few who did absolutely the right thing. to those who say no, i say shaddup (h/t @GreggDoyelStar for use of shaddup)
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 30, 2017
Buster Posey as soon as he saw Bryce Harper charge the mound pic.twitter.com/WwFodUhTZi
— 12up (@12upSport) May 29, 2017
"The only thing I'm catching today is baseballs, not hands." - Buster Posey pic.twitter.com/B5kjxF3Xuo
— Brian (@brian071117) May 29, 2017
Buster Posey while Harper charging mound: pic.twitter.com/CszcZFiOJx
— Jennifer Pierce ⚾️ (@jajames10) May 29, 2017
"Honey, I heard a noise. I think someone is in the kitchen."
Buster Posey, turning over on his side: You go check it.
— Simon From Yonkers (@Smarqs) May 29, 2017
Obviously Posey wanted nothing to do with that fight. His response about only catching baseballs and not hands was classic. Not sure how well it is going to go over with the clubhouse but it was classic nonetheless. I guess we all know that Posey is the last person we want on our side if we are ever in a fight. Here is how your catcher should react in this situation.