Buster Posey explains why he stood back in Bryce Harper brawl

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Buster Posey wanted nothing to do with the brouhaha that ensued at AT&T Park on Monday.


As Bryce Harper exchanged blows with Giants reliever Hunter Strickland after he plunked the Nationals star, Posey noticeably took a back seat throughout all the action.


Fans, commentators and ex-ballplayers chimed in on Twitter, with some ripping the Giants catcher for not having his teammates’ back while others just laughed at how he seemed so indifferent to one of the more bizarre basebrawls of recent memory.


Posey explained why he was slow to react after the game.

Bryce Harper involved in bench-clearing brawl against Giants


“After it happened, I kind of saw Harper point. Next thing you know he’s going after him,” Posey said. “Those are some big guys tumbling around on the ground.”

Buster Posey decides to take a backseat as Bryce Harper goes after his pitcher.

Buster Posey decides to take a backseat as Bryce Harper goes after his pitcher.


“You see Mike Morse, is about as big as they come, and he was getting knocked around like a pinball. So, be a little dangerous to get in there sometimes.”


Morse ran full speed into his teammate, Jeff Samardzija, knocking each other to the ground.


Meanwhile, Strickland had to be dragged back to the dugout by three of his teammates.


It was certainly chaotic, but Posey, who has a history of concussions too, wasn’t going to be caught in the middle of that melee.

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