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Fired Joe Morgan

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. alan1066

    alan1066 New Member

    Agreed that Joe cares about baseball, and he was one of the game's greatest 2nd Basemen, but that doesn't translate into being entitled to a high-profile announcer position. Being a Big Red Machine kid, it pains me to say that, but it's true. It may even be that he's driven people from baseball telecasts.
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    Love newbies that get it. I'll have a Sam Summer Ale.
  3. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Speaking of folklore, like a fallen warrior getting off one final swing with his poison-tipped sword, Joe Morgan seems to have somehow made sure that Derek Jeter won a Gold Glove today. At least that's how I choose to view it and remember it, accuracy be damned.
  4. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    And having so done, his work here finished, Joe Morgan is at last taken up. Chained to the mountainside for Eternity, whence his liver will be pecked at each day by Ford Frick, he has brought the knowledge of fire - and the two-out double steal - to humankind.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Wasn't there considerable talk for a significant period of time that Joe Morgan was a great manager in waiting? Or am I misremembering? Never did actually manage, did he?
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    No, you remember correctly. I recall him saying he was more interested in running his businesses at the time ... a few Wendy's in and around his hometown of Hayward, Calif. I don't even remember him being a coach, come to think of it.
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Or they would have been held to standards for telling the truth? Might have spared us two tons of bullshit that Yogi Berra never said.
  8. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    Let's swap out one Red for another. Bring Pete Rose into the booth. Now that would be entertaining. A total train wreck and potentially incomprehensible. But entertaining.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Rather not further-enable that clownshow, thanks.
  10. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    I won't pile on to the "Little Joe won't be missed chorus." Because he won't be.
    Frankly, I won't miss Miller, either.
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    "(T)he only way Joe Morgan can lose his job is if he got caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy. Short of that kind of thing, there is no level of stupidity that he could express on ESPN that would get him canned, because he's Joe Morgan."

    -- Michael Lewis

  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Morgan constantly placed Miller between a rock and a hard place, i. e. either appearing to either apparently approve of a particular statement or series of statements uttered by Morgan (many of which wouldn't make a lick
    of sense to a ninth-grader) or show Morgan up, which would create
    a sad measure of discord in the booth.

    Morgan owes Miller reparations.
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