Most of the time, I take the stuff players say as noise.
Who really cares?
But when it becomes a recurring issue of behavior and on-field actions, then it has to be addressed.
The whole story is somewhat silly. Nyjer Morgan‘s issues have come to the forefront in the past while with the Nationals as he had—in a very short timeframe—confrontations with the Marlins and with a fan in Philadelphia; he accumulated some large suspension time from MLB.
Morgan was traded to the Brewers before the season and has played well with a .307 average, speed and defense.
The latest incident occurred after Chris Carpenter of the Cardinals cursed at Morgan; Morgan flung his chewing tobacco at…oh, I’m not going through this; it’s high school stupid. I don’t have to rehash the details; read about this story here.
The bottom line is that Albert Pujols defended his pitcher and Morgan took to Twitter under his alter-ego “TheRealTPlush” to say the following:
Alberta couldn’t see Plush if she had her gloves on!!! Wat was she thinking running afta Plush!!! She never been n tha ring!!!
Morgan is joking around and everyone’s making a big deal out of nothing.
I had an original title for this posting: “Even Nyjer Morgan Thinks The Real Tony Plush Is Acting Like Milton Bradley“; but after reading his tweets, I found that there’s a method to Morgan’s madness.
He’s not stupid nor disturbed and here’s why: look at his twitter account. Even amid all the bluster and slang, he’s using the proper spacing after commas and normal punctuation. This tells me he’s going over-the-top with this “TPlush” persona. You can tell the difference if you know what to look for; in fact, Jose Canseco is a prime example of someone who’s losing touch with reality. Compare Morgan’s account with that of Canseco and you’ll know what I mean.
One has some serious problems that have to be addressed; the other is mucking around.
Why Pujols would even be expected to pay attention to this is beyond me; he should just shake his hand and wave it away because it’s idiotic in any context, not only today’s context of social media and stories like this taking on a life of their own.