The Filibuster

How has your relationship with Nyjer Morgan suffered after his attack on Albert’s manhood?

Nick
Martin, MI
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Well it’s about time!  Seriously, I was wondering when someone was going to call me out on the conflicting interests of my Nyjer Morgan man-crush.  As if publicly rooting for a Brewer wasn’t enough, I had to go and pick the looniest one of the lot, the one who called my team’s future Hall of Fame first baseman “Alberta” Pujols.

Oi vey.

My initial reaction to Nyjer jawing at Chris Carpenter in the game that led to the maniacal tweet in question was: Okay, that’s enough, Nyjer.  Yapping at your opponent is one thing — one thing Nyjer does quite well and usually within the boundaries of what is considered acceptable in baseball — but he was strutting and yelling “F*** you, p****!” to Carp, a man who could crush Nyjer with his stare if he wanted to.  Watching that strange exchange was akin to the feeling one gets when his dog starts sniffing the butts of other dogs at the park: somewhat embarrassing, but also totally natural.

Nyjer is crazy.  And that’s why I like him.

He’s… different.  He’s a showman.  A wild gunslinger.  A loose cannon.

He’s also quite talented and completely entrenched in winning.  The man wants to win (are you getting this, K-Rod???).  Nyjer has more energy in his pinky finger than most Major League squads put together.  But along with that fiery and insatiable appetite for winning comes a handful of bad decisions.  We saw it last year as he beat his chest while being physically removed from Sun Life Stadium.  We saw it when he slammed his mitt into the ground after missing a ball over his head, a ball that stayed in play and rolled around while he pouted.  And we saw it on September 7th when he almost got his @$$ handed to him by an angry Cardinals mob.

Do I like that he does that sort of thing?  No.  But that’s who he is, and let’s be honest, he makes the game interesting.  He makes it spark.  He is the Dennis Rodman of Major League Baseball; and as long as his numbers back up his jawing, as long as he puts winning above all else, I think he makes baseball better and immensely more entertaining.

Calling Albert names?  Our rivals have been calling Albert names for over ten years now.  So what?

Words, words, words.

When Nyjer takes a swing at him, that’s when I will have had enough.  But not even Nyjer is stupid enough to do that.  Albert would DESTROY him like he’s been destroying Brewer pitching (.329 lifetime against the Crew).

Don’t hate me.  ‘Cuz I’m right.  And you know it.

Peace,

Jeff

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5 Comments

I was wondering the same thing. I am amused by roughly 90% of Nyjer’s antics myself and thought this was funny mostly because the Cardinals finally called him on it. Part of his game is to jaw at and taunt the other players and Carp was having none of it. Nyjer needs to learn to deal with that better when it happens or tone it down a lot. I thought the way Albert handled everything during and after the game was classy and showed once again why he’s a team leader.
— Kristen

As long as he’s contributing and the Brewers are winning, Milwaukee will put up with his antics. For the most part, Morgan is just joking and looking to get under his opponent’s skin. Like you said, as long as he stays to just words and not attacking pitchers like last year, it’s all in good fun.

http://bluejaysnest.mlblogs.com/

Kristen — Yeah, Albert and the Cards handled it well, like an annoying gnat. Nothing more.
Blue Jays Nest — Yes. And as soon as he is hitting .209 and acting the same way, something will be done. I hope it doesn’t come to that.
–Jeff

I don’t follow the Brewers, so I get my NL Central info from your blog. :) But this Nyjer guy sounds like a pain in the ass. It’s a good thing he’s playing well or he’d probably become the next Milton Bradley.

Jane, you will always get a 100% totally unbiased NL Central opinion here (wink, wink). You’re right. There’s a fine line between Bradley and Morgan… namely, the batting average. Still, I think Nyjer is more likeable than Bradley. And he isn’t a crybaby, which I can’t say for Bradley.

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