Miami Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins will speak on MLB Network's Hot Stove Wednesday in his first TV interview since his home plate collision with Giants catcher Buster Posey last May.CSNBayArea.com has obtained quotes prior to tonight's airing from Cousins' interview with Matt Yallop:
Ontrying to speak with Posey after the game:
"Iimmediately tried to call over to their trainer. I couldnt get a hold of himbut I just knew something wasnt good here and I wanted to make sure, you know,I wanted to reach out and let him know that I was thinking about him."OnPosey telling Bob Costas this July that he didnt have the chance to talk withCousins since the collision:
"Maybe hedidnt. I dont know what he was up to. He was very busy, I know that. He wastrying to get his leg fixed and he was on the verge of having twins, I knowthat, so maybe he didnt have the chance. Maybe he still doesnt have thechance. I dont know. Thats up to him." OnGiants GM Brian Sabean saying after the game that Cousins tried to be a hero:
"It hurt,Im not gonna lie. Its my hometown. The Giants were the team I grew upwatching and wanted to play for but people sometimes in the heat of themoment say things that they regret.""We talkeda little bit and he expressed to me that he regretted the things he had saidon-air and that we were all gonna move forward. And that, that meant alot to me, that he reached out to me to explain himself." Onwhat it will be like during his next game at AT&T Park:
Whoknows? I anticipate a lot of boos but hopefully Buster Poseys catching and Ican give him a pat on the back and let him know You know, Im happy for youthat you made your comeback and that youre doing so well. Thats what Ihope and thats what I anticipate. Giarratanoon whether Scott will ever be past the collision:
"I thinkdeep down in his core I dont think Scotts ever gonna be past it but Ithink hes learned how to deal with it so that he could be successful as ahuman being."You can catch the interview with Scott Cousins on MLB Network today at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30pm PT.