Storybook tale for Posey continues in K.C.

Storybook tale for Posey continues in K.C.
July 10, 2012, 10:21 pm
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KANSAS CITY -- The story of Buster Poseys baseball career is one that is still being written. But already, it reads like a classic novel.It has the perfect protagonist. Posey, the very portrait of class and professionalism. A hero to so many in every sense of the word.It has the dramatic plot ... with the emotional highs of a Rookie of the Year award on the heels of a World Series title, to the mental and physical struggles of coping and returning from a season-ending injury.Will it have a storybook ending too? That chapter is likely years away from unfolding, but so far, its looking pretty good. As Posey makes his first All Star appearance, here is what his teammates and other players around the league are saying about his amazing story:Pablo Sandoval: "I'm happy for him, you know, hes been through a lot of things, his ankle surgery he missed the whole season last year. You know, to get back the way he got back is tough, he deserves to be here, he's a great player and a great hitter. I'm happy to see my teammate, not for one year and couple years ago. So, I've been playing with him, know him very well, so he's a great guy, such a great teammate, so I'm happy for him to be here" Matt Cain: "Yeah,that's pretty cool i mean its amazing to see how quick he's turned around from such a extreme injury last year and to turn around and go through mental grind of getting healthy, getting his body back healthy, to turn around and put up what he's done already the first half is..it shows what kind of a player he is and what kind hes going to be for his career." As manager Bob Melvin: "He's a premiere position behind the plate and to be an offensive guy like that, you don't see too many guys that can handle both ends of it. Behind the plate he's a terrific defender and throws very well and a middle-of-the-order hitter from the catcher spot, which doesn't happen very often so all the accolades he gets he deserves" Joe Mauer: It's really nice to see from afar. I don't know Buster that well, he seems like a great guy and a hard working player. I guess you have to be to be that good. But to have that injury and come back from that and be at an all-star game it's pretty impressive, and I look forward to talking to him a little bit. And finally, Posey himself: It's definitely special, I was just anxious to be back and competing at the major league level, and you know this is kind of icing on the cake. It's sometimes kind of hard to believe that I'm here.

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