Buster Posey Faceplants Into Third Base, Hurts Finger for Some Reason

Bradley Whitaker
(Photo: OBSEV / MLB)

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is having another sensational season on the best team in the National League West. As a result, Buster made his fourth career All-Star Game appearance this season and he continues to be one of the league’s most consistent players, especially at catcher.

But sometimes Posey’s dirt-dawg philosophy gets the best of him, like during his second career season when he brutally injured his leg during a collision at home plate.

That was obviously the most painful moment of the 29-year-old’s career. But he came relatively close during Monday’s extra-innings spectacle against the Miami Marlins.

With the game tied at seven in the 11th inning, Posey put on the wheels from first to third on a single from Brandon Crawford (who had seven hits in Monday’s victory). But Buster’s slide nearly took his nose off.

Here’s the slow-mo again:

His face was pretty beat up:

Believe it or not, Posey’s finger was actually damaged more on the play, but nothing severe enough to take him out of the game.

That’s what Buster does. He rubs some dirt on it, shuts up and keeps playing. Baseball needs more Buster Poseys.

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