Thursday, August 26, 2010

So How Did This Not Get Any Press?

Apparently, Nyjer Morgan of the Nationals was suspended for seven games by Major League Baseball for being a sensitive asshole. Morgan decided it was a good idea to rocket a ball into the stands at a fan last weekend at Citizen's Bank Park. From what's been reported, Morgan was jawing back and forth with a fan for much of the game. At the end of the 8th inning, he'd had enough and (allegedly) threw the ball into the stands, where it predictably missed the guy he was aiming for and hit some other guy in the domepiece.

So seriously, how did this happen in CBP and stay unreported until now? That doesn't even make sense to me, especially since practically 1/3 of the crowd is filled with Philly bloggers. If a professional athlete loses his cool after arguing for 2 hours with a drunk (my assumption) fan, and throws a ball at an "innocent" fans’ head, I'd think the press would be all over him.

The fact this happened in Philadelphia and stayed so quiet really is baffling - not only because it's 'news worthy' but because every little thing that happens at CBP gets press. Whether it’s Werth yelling at some guy to get out of the way of a foul ball, a cute little girl tossing the ball her father caught back on to the field, or something as simple as an overweight security professional injecting 12,000 volts of badass into a skinny teenager - it's going to be talked about. Major League player throws a baseball at a fans’ head and nothing? Just odd.

Anyway, it's fair to note that Morgan denies any wrongdoing and has entered an appeal.

[h/t to HardballTalk]

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