Joe Morgan Is At It Again

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I watched bits and pieces of the Yankees thrashing of the Red Sox last night and I wanted to share this absolutely maddening Joe Morgan moment. Year after year PbPers, online chatters, and blogs ask Morgan to offer just one opinion based on facts. Every year he goes an entire season without doing so. Here is example 13,324 of said practice.

During the eighth inning Erin Andrews was doing a piece on David Ortiz' struggles and how he got multiple phone calls telling him to keep his head up. At the end of the piece she asks Joe what advice he has for Ortiz. Joe of course has no answer. Let's gooooooooo to the videotape.....

And why doesn't Joe have an answer to the question? Because he needs to watch his at-bats. Let that sink in for a second. How have you not seen any Ortiz at-bats this year WHEN WE'VE BEEN SUBJECTED TO THEM FROM EVERY MEDIA OUTLET FOR THE PAST THREE WEEKS?!?!?

Not only does he say he needs to watch more at-bats, and his swing more closely, but he also states that he watched him tonight and two games in Cleveland. What the hell?!?! That's 15 at-bats alone this week!!!!

You are paid to offer your damn opinion Joe. He's either trying to hard, he's too old, or his leg is still bothering him. Pick's that easy. You're seriously driving me insane.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:31 PM


No! Don't encourage meaningless, knee-jerk responses just to fill air. I'd rather him say he doesn't know than "pick one". Now, he's an analyst, he's done multiple Red Sox games, he knows this is a hot topic. He SHOULD have done his research. But since he didn't, better that he admits that.

Matt said...
Apr 17, 2008, 1:20:00 AM  

AA, it's just Joe being Joe. You shouldn't be surprised when he says shit like that. If he ever says anything me
aningful, then you can be surprised.

Bruce said...
Apr 17, 2008, 1:30:00 AM  

In all honesty, Joe has down much, much worse. I'm no Joe Morgan fan, but I really think this particular example is making a mountain out of a molehill.

That, however, is what makes difference of opinion so great.

Anonymous said...
Apr 17, 2008, 1:53:00 AM  

Just another ex-athlete who's overstayed their welcome and usefulness --- and is now just playing a game to see how long his bosses will keep him. He's laughing that he doesn't have to prepare or do anything and they pay him. He'll end up writing a book and bragging about it.

Anonymous said...
Apr 17, 2008, 3:09:00 AM  

Can I just throw in the point here that we were subjected to more Yankees/Red Sox and it's only the third week of the season? Would someone count up the time spent covering the Yankees, Mets, or Red Sox so far this year compared to any other team in MLB? It's sickening. I know we've come to expect it from them and that those are the major markets in the county so they'll get good ratings, but when is enough, enough?

Anonymous said...
Apr 17, 2008, 3:13:00 AM  

county = country typing too fast this early and didn't edit it.

Anonymous said...
Apr 17, 2008, 3:14:00 AM  

heh I am so glad that this game aired on NESN last night in Boston. I don't think I could have taken 4 and a half hours of Joe Morgan.

SoxAddict said...
Apr 17, 2008, 9:24:00 AM  

Did anyone else hear him say of Pedroia after a ground ball got past him, something to the effect of...

'He usually makes that play. He has made some of the greatest plays at second base I've ever seen.'

Really Joe? The kid as played about full year in the bigs and has made some of the greatest plays you've ever seen?

Oh wait, Joe watches games with his eyes closed. Now that makes sense.

Apr 17, 2008, 9:30:00 AM  

My favorite line by Morgan regarding Big Papi was:

"Your swing is your swing."

Classic Joe...made no sense at all.

GMoney said...
Apr 17, 2008, 10:36:00 AM  

glad to win a bet-- a few us were at a bar last night watching the boston/yankees game and we made bets to whether or not you would mention erin andrews "piece" during the eighth predictable.

Anonymous said...
Apr 17, 2008, 11:39:00 AM  

On Sundays game, Morgan made a comment to the effect that since becoming a professional (minors and majors), Pedroia has only missed about 5 ground balls.


Are we talking errors, singles up the middle that he had no chance at, bunts, hometown scoring?

Then, Pedroia missed one last night. I guess it's five now...

Anonymous said...
Apr 17, 2008, 12:09:00 PM  

Oops, that should read "guess it's six now..."

I hate when my rage based typos undermine my snark.

Anonymous said...
Apr 17, 2008, 12:25:00 PM  

i muted the tv after morgan talked about the declining number of African Americans in baseball for about 10 minutes, it was absolutely painful

Anonymous said...
Apr 17, 2008, 1:01:00 PM  

That turtleneck he was wearing last night must have cut off the circulation to his brain.

MoonDog said...
Apr 17, 2008, 3:16:00 PM  

Give me Big Davids Cell #. I'll tell him what he is doing wrong.

"Keep your eye on the ball. Keep your head level. Drop your front shoulder. Raise your wrists. Wait for your pitch. Use your weight.

If he does all of that, he will eat lightning and crap thunder." :-)

Ethanator1088 said...
Apr 18, 2008, 11:57:00 PM  

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