"It's really, really difficult," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "You get beat up pretty good in the games."The agreement Friday among Major League Baseball, the Players' Association and Melky Cabrera to allow the suspended Giants left fielder to disqualify himself from winning the NL batting title paved the way for Posey to pass Cabrera, who departed Aug. 15 with a .346 average. Entering Friday, Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen owned a .339 average, compared to Posey's .335. Posey skirted a question about his batting-championship prospects.
"Personal achievements and accomplishments are always nice," he said. "But being fortunate enough to win the World Series in 2010, knowing how much fun that was and being able to share it with the guys on the team and the whole city -- ultimately, I know that's why I play the game, because that's where I get the most satisfaction."