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Morgan admits celebration was 'too aggressive'

Posted on: July 23, 2011 9:44 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2011 9:50 pm
 
Nyjer MorganBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The frame-by-frame video showed Nyjer Morgan didn't give the middle finger to Giants fans on Friday, but the hand gesture was certainly interpreted as such by many -- and the intent obviously wasn't friendly.

Morgan made the gesture after running down Nate Schierholtz's fly ball for the second out of the seventh inning in Milwaukee's 4-2 victory on Friday -- see it here

After playfully answering questions following Friday's game, Morgan had a discussion with manager Ron Roenicke and expressed some contrition before Saturday's game in San Francisco.

From Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel:

"I didn't flip them off," said Morgan. "I know it's still a family show. I just brought it up too high. I was too aggressive.

"I had just made a nice play. I was excited.

"I'm still going to be me. I'm just going to be more careful. I've just got to understand what to do and what not to do. But I'm still going to play with the same intensity, the same energy."

Morgan was roundly booed before his first plate appearance on Saturday and promptly grounded into a double play, bringing plenty of cheers.

If it were any other player other than Morgan, it's doubtful his gesture from Friday night would have been as big of a deal. However, few players would have done that in the first place. Morgan has been a controversial player in Pittsburgh and Washington before coming to the Brewers -- but he's that type of player you love if he's on your team and you loathe if he's on the other team. He plays hard and isn't afraid to be demonstrative. That rubs a lot of people the wrong way, but I'll take effort and exuberance over a lack of effort any day.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Morgan admits celebration was 'too aggressive'

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Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2011 12:58 pm
 

Morgan admits celebration was 'too aggressive'

He indicated "that's two" outs.  Not news worthy.



Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:39 am
 

Morgan admits celebration was 'too aggressive'

Writers need to do a little more background work. He was NEVER arrogant in Pittsburgh.




Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:28 am
 

Morgan admits celebration was 'too aggressive'

Nyjer Morgan is all about Nyjer Morgan.

A lot of his missteps have been overlooked by the national media because he played for perennial losers in Pittsburgh and Washington.

Now that he is in a pennant race ... his actions will receive much more scrutiny.

And you can count on him doing something stupid to be sent packing from Milwaukee as well.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2011 9:57 am
 

Morgan admits celebration was 'too aggressive'

The next Milton Bradley....



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: July 24, 2011 7:27 am
 

Morgan admits celebration was 'too aggressive'

This guy is a "loose cannon" and a "lightning rod" for controversy.........PERIOD!!!Yell



Since: Jun 23, 2011
Posted on: July 23, 2011 10:32 pm
 

Morgan admits celebration was 'too aggressive'

nothing wrong with proclaiming you are number 1.



Since: Jun 23, 2011
Posted on: July 23, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Morgan admits celebration was 'too aggressive'

you were just proclaiming you are number 1


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