Here is the opening to my Friday column about Buster Posey MVP:

uster Posey is Derek Jeter. And that is the highest praise.

Like Jeter, Posey does magic things, makes magic plays, makes magic throws, hits magic home runs — does things you barely can imagine, and he does them exactly when they matter most.

Like Jeter, he is the leader of his team — unquestioned leader. And that does not mean making speeches. It means playing with conviction and boldness, and showing his own team and the whole league what a “real” player is. He exemplifies “San Francisco Giant.”

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  1. lance w

    Great article. I had some questions and an observation about it. First, the questions: you say, “Posey can run and he has an athlete’s body.” If “rodeo” is a sport, I guess he has an athlete’s body. What, in your mind, constitutes an athlete’s body? Second, you write, “Some guys never come back from his injury.” Do you recall any?

    For my observation: You referenced Posey doing magic things and having a “supernatural” will. With all the doping scandals in sport right now, anytime I hear “supernatural” I am suspicious. However with Posey and Jeter, I really feel like these guys are natural because it is their will and desire to play the game well, smart and as a team player that sets them apart. As a disenchanted follower of professional sports now, you brought out what is infectious about sports. Thanks.

    November 15th, 2012 10:09 pm

  2. Pablo

    Thanks for the column, Lowell. I appreciated the upbeat nature of its tone. i agree with you, Buster’s character is a throwback to an earlier era.

    Have a great weekend.

    November 16th, 2012 10:11 am

  3. glenellen

    I want the Giants to sign him long term ASAP.

    November 16th, 2012 12:01 pm

  4. Stan

    Is Buster being praised more for what he’s not,then what he is? I mean he does have some huge advantages from baseball..no money worries,he’s young and healthy. So,are we saying with so much..he a great guy for not being a jackalope? He seems like a decent guy..but he and Tim and Zito don’t see eye to eye..and Tim was getting the same praise two years ago for his talent and modesty. When two modest about themselves superstars don’t get along-who’s the meany?

    November 16th, 2012 2:31 pm

  5. Dr. Feelgood

    Justice is served.

    November 16th, 2012 6:43 pm

  6. Pablo


    Do you have any comment on Melky moving over to the Blue Jays?

    Curious as to your take on his move and the Giants lack of effort at retaining him.

    November 16th, 2012 7:02 pm

  7. CohnZohn

    Pablo, They clearly don’t need Melky Cabrera and that phony website he set up was a big embarrassment to the team.

    November 16th, 2012 7:51 pm

  8. KezarMike

    GREAT column Lowell!!

    November 18th, 2012 5:52 am

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