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Sunday, September 16, 2012

La Russa’s book criticizes Nyjer Morgan

Where’s all the Buzzinger for this stinker?

In his new autobiography, former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa goes into detail about his former team’s rivalry with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011.

He offers respect and praise for Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun and former Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder.

But La Russa reserves particular criticism for Brewers outfielder Nyjer Morgan.

“One Last Strike,” which La Russa wrote with Rick Hummel, is scheduled for release Sept. 25.

“When you play a team 18 times during the regular season, there’s bound to be some sparks, especially when both clubs have similarly aggressive styles,” La Russa says about the Brewers. “That’s good competitive action, but what Morgan said in that same tweet - that we’d be watching the postseason on television - didn’t fit into that category, and neither did his actions in that game. What he did was: Unwise. Uncalled for. Not forgotten.”

After the game, Morgan tweeted taunting words about the Cardinals, including a reference to Pujols as “Alberta.”

“You hate to coach aggressiveness out of a player, and Morgan is a talented player who sometimes crosses the line,” La Russa writes.

“We are all familiar with the law of unintended consequences. I wonder if, knowing what he knows now, Nyjer Morgan would have acted up like he did in the ninth inning of that game after Carp struck him out.”

Repoz Posted: September 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Mayor Blomberg Posted: September 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM (#4237192)
“We are all familiar with the law of unintended consequences. I wonder if, knowing what he knows now, Nyjer Morgan would have acted up like he did in the ninth inning of that game after Carp struck him out.”

You suuuure you're familiar with that law?
   2. Bob Tufts Posted: September 16, 2012 at 12:15 PM (#4237226)
I'll wait for the movie version with the soundtrack from Asleep at the Wheel. Drunk driving has actual unintended consequences.
   3. valuearbitrageur Posted: September 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM (#4237249)
There goes Nyjer's sterling reputation.
   4. Bob Tufts Posted: September 16, 2012 at 12:57 PM (#4237252)
I'd also include in the movie a scene with TLR slumped over the steering wheel with George Thorogood's "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" blaring on his car radio as the police approach.
   5. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: September 16, 2012 at 01:17 PM (#4237264)
tony is so much bigger in the game in terms of stature he demeans himself by taking swipes at a fourth outfielder
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: September 16, 2012 at 01:25 PM (#4237270)
tony is so much bigger in the game in terms of stature he demeans himself by taking swipes at a fourth outfielder


It's a 300+ page book, focused almost exclusively on last season, there is obviously going to be comments about the Brewers in the book, if this excerpt is the extent of it, then this is a total non-story.
   7. Loren F. Posted: September 16, 2012 at 02:09 PM (#4237299)
Knowing BTF, this will likely be known forevermore as "Tony's Nyjer Morgan book." The question is how quickly someone adopts it as their new BTF handle.
   8. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: September 16, 2012 at 02:34 PM (#4237319)
6 - agreed - and I like Morgan more than most.
   9. Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman Posted: September 16, 2012 at 02:57 PM (#4237329)
But did he criticize Tony Plush?
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 16, 2012 at 04:10 PM (#4237358)
Billy Beane should have never written this book.

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