Nyjer Morgan Likes the Nats Colors
Nyjer Morgan had one of the more enthusiastic answers I've ever heard when asked about being traded to a last-place team. Here's what he said about the issue on The Sports Fix with Loverro and Sheehan last week.
"I actually love it," Morgan said. "Just to wear that red white and blue, I think it's something special. And plus, I needed a different change of color anyway, because every team I played with in my career has always been either black or a solid dark color. So I finally got a chance to wear some red, so that's why I'm loving it. But I don't really think it's that bad of a team. I mean, we've got a solid offense, you know, got good young pitching coming up. I mean, [shoot], you've got all the pieces there, man. I mean, there's probably a couple pieces that they probably need to definitely get, but in my eyes, I think it's something special here."
The solid offense and good young pitching I've heard before, and it's all true. The something special about the red white and blue was a new one to me, but maybe the Lerners can try that one out on Boras. Three-point-five percent discount for snazzy team colors, or something.
Morgan, the much-discussed hockey fan and former minor leaguer also called Pittsburgh "the city of champions," and talked about arriving in Ovechkin's town.
"Oh, I think he's a helluva player," Morgan said. "Shoot, that's basically what the hockey world needed, definitely coming after that strike and everything, with Ovechkin and Crosby. Those two boys are something special. That's a special breed, just to be in that city and to able to watch a guy of that caliber."
Left unsaid: Ovechkin also wears red.
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