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Friday, December 01, 2017

Heyman | Morgan Has Right To Express Opinion—Now Ignore It

Tell us what you really think, Jon.

If the issue is the messenger, I’ve got no issue with the complaints. As annoying as Morgan was announcing baseball games, he was fifty times more annoying than that in person. He acted like he had his own personal caste system, with himself at the top, other ballplaying greats next, people who could help him after that and the rest of us lower than the dirt he played on. There are a few other arrogant former players, but he was the king of arrogance.

In the letter he wrote, he stated that he has the utmost “respect” for writers. So I’m sure that annoyed writers who were disrespected by him over the years. (And he lost all credibility the moment he said he had the utmost respect for the voters.)

I assume anyone with a pen around in those days started off with a negative impression of Morgan, and it seems those who received the letter think even worse of him now, if that’s possible. (Not that it matters, but I didn’t actually receive a letter. Maybe he noticed my previous votes, or maybe it went to the spam folder.)

Jim Furtado Posted: December 01, 2017 at 04:52 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: hall of fame, joe morgan

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   1. Rob_Wood Posted: December 01, 2017 at 09:22 PM (#5584584)
I have been critical of Jon Heyman in the past (based largely on his appearances on MLB Network). But I applaud him for his public stance on this issue.

The fact that I too think Joe Morgan is a sanctimonious prick is purely coincidental. :)
   2. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: December 01, 2017 at 09:38 PM (#5584590)
FWIW, Bill James--who called Morgan, and I quote, "a self-important little prig" and "little weenie" in print in the NHBA--met him some years later at some banquet or another and said Morgan was the absolute pinnacle of grace and friendliness. There can be no doubting that the man is as great a schmoozer as he was a ballplayer.
   3. PreservedFish Posted: December 01, 2017 at 09:54 PM (#5584593)
Wow, that's pretty rude.
   4. The Duke Posted: December 01, 2017 at 09:56 PM (#5584595)
Tell us how you really feel Jon
   5. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: December 01, 2017 at 10:05 PM (#5584598)
I wonder if it's relevant that several of the players being kept out of the Hall of Fame because ~steroids~ were clients of Heyman's employer.
   6. Meatwad Posted: December 02, 2017 at 01:24 AM (#5584636)
I am enjoying the morgan backlash. The nore national writers that noin it the better. That letter was a crock of ####.

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