DC Sports Bog: Michael Morse


Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Is it time for the Nationals to retire ‘Take On Me’?

Michael Morse continues to use the A-ha hit in San Francisco.

By Scott Allen  |  02:09 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Morse, Nationals

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Nats fans sing 'Take on Me' during seventh-inning stretch

Michael Morse is gone to Seattle. His late-inning walk-up music has apparently been left behind. I think that's a good thing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:10 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Michael Morse, Nats

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Morning Pixels: Ed Reed does not approve of the field at FedEx

More sad pixels for the turf at FedEx.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:26 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Morse, Morning pixels, Ravens, Ray Lewis

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 01/17/2013

D.C. athletes react to Manti Te'o hoax

Niles Paul, London Fletcher, Jordan Crawford and Ryan Kerrigan on the topic of the moment.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:03 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Morse, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 01:07 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Michael Morse traded; nine Nats memories

Nine of the wackiest, weirdest, most lovable moments from Michael Morse's memorable tenure in D.C.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:07 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Morse, Nats

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Morning Pixels: Three wins means a Wizards winning streak

Now the sad pixels are coming from the visitor's locker room.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Caps, Jan Vesely, John Wall, Michael Morse, Morning pixels, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Gio Gonzalez on Michael Morse, Ross Detwiler weddings

Michael Morse and Ross Detwiler have slightly different personalities. Apparently, their weddings reflected that.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Michael Morse, Nats, Ross Detwiler

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Morning Pixels: Panel discussion with David Stern

With a fun supporting cast, this panel could be interesting.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:17 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Michael Morse, Morning pixels, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Terps, Wizards

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Michael Morse's honeymoon video

Morse was kind enough to offer a glimpse into his honeymoon adventures.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:56 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Morse, Nationals, Nats

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Beast Appreciation Day for Michael Morse

Some Nats fans have decided to dedicate this day to Michael Morse.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:31 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Morse, Nationals, Natitude, Nats

Posted at 12:29 AM ET, 12/04/2012

D.C. athletes tuned in for Redskins-Giants

RGIII has fellow DMV athletes buzzing about the Redskins.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:29 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Hamid, Denard Span, Gio Gonzalez, Kevin Seraphin, Michael Morse, Nationals, Nats, Redskins, Stephen Strasburg, Steve Lombardozzi, Tyler Moore, Wizards

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Michael Morse's wedding photos

The proud groom was kind enough to share his big day with his fans.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Morse, Nationals, Nats

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Davey Johnson wins a fishing tournament

Davey Johnson is good at everything.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:25 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Michael Morse, Mike Rizzo, Nationals, Nats

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Morning Pixels: Top young D.C. athletes

The list of the best D.C. athletes under 25 is definitely hot for debate.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:22 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Najar, Bryce Harper, Caps, Cartier Martin, Crystal Langhorne, John Wall, Michael Morse, Morning pixels, Mystics, Nationals, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Stephen Strasburg, United, Wizards

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Morning Pixels: Show us your pumpkins

Share pictures of your DMV sports-inspired Halloween celebrations.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:17 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Brandon Banks, Caps, Halloween, Maryland, Michael Morse, Mike Shanahan, Morning pixels, Nationals, Nats, Redskins, Terps, Wizards

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Nationals on ‘Life After Top Chef’

An engagement dinner for Ryan Zimmerman was filmed for the Bravo show "Life After Top Chef."

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:06 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Craig Stammen, Drew Storen, Mark DeRosa, Michael Morse, Nationals, Nats, Ryan Zimmerman, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Nats fans sing ‘Take On Me’ in Game 4

Thursday brought one of the loudest A-ha moments in Nats Park history. Friday will be louder.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:46 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Morse, Nationals, Nats

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Michael Morse and A-ha strike up Twitter friendship

After the Style section wrote about Nats Park's obsession with A-ha, the band and Michael Morse became friends.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A-ha, Michael Morse, Nats

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Morning Pixels: Welcoming playoff baseball to D.C.

It's a big day for baseball fans in the District.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:04 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond, Michael Morse, Morning pixels, Nationals, Nats, Orioles, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 10:47 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Michael Morse: ‘This division is gonna be our division’

Michael Morse has some big words after the Nats clinch their first NL East title since returning to D.C.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:47 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Morse;Ian Desmond;Ted Lerner;Nats, Nats

Posted at 10:26 PM ET, 10/01/2012

The Nats’ Champagne celebration

You want to see lots of images of the Nats in goggles and covered with beer and Champagne? Step right up.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:26 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth, Michael Morse, Natitude, Nats

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Tom Gorzelanny catches a Michael Morse home run with his hat

Tom Gorzelanny made an incredible hat grab, and the Nats bullpen celebrated like they had won the World Series

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:19 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Storen, Michael Morse, Natitude, Tom Gorzelanny

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Morning pixels: The Post invented the magic number

As D.C. sports fans follow the Nats’ magic number, here’s something you didn’t know about the origins of that term.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:42 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Magic Number, A.J. Francis, Michael Morse

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Seven Nats have plans to wed in the offseason

It looks like the good times will continue to roll for these grooms-to-be.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Ryan Zimmerman, Jordan Zimmermann, Michael Morse, Ross Detwiler, Craig Stammen, Edwin Jackson

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Bryce Harper homers, flashes hand signals

Nats rookie blasts two homers against the Cubs, introducing yet another home-run celebration to Nats Park.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:04 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond, Michael Morse, Jesus Flores

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 09/05/2012

The 2012 Ryan Zimmerman bobblehead

Here’s a look at the Nats’ final bobblehead of 2012, which will be given away on Saturday afternoon.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:55 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Ryan Zimmerman, Michael Morse, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Kid memorizes all of Nats’ batting stances

Committing the Nats’ batting habits to memory is good dedication.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:08 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse, Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond, Adam LaRoche

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Nats hit home runs, throw bubble gum

During a season full of joyous home run celebrations, the Nats now have a new one. It involves bubble gum.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:26 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse, Gio Gonzalez, Danny Espinosa, Natitude

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 08/08/2012

The Nats react to Roger Bernadina’s game-ending catch

After the Shark saved the game in the 12th, his teammates celebrated in entertaining fashion.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:44 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Roger Bernadina, Michael Morse, Jayson Werth, Tyler Clippard, Craig Stammen

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Michael Morse takes grounders at shortstop

Large outfielder takes some reps at his former position before Thursday’s win.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:51 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Michael Morse takes credit for ‘low tens’ celebration

Nats slugger dude says the team’s new home run celebration is ‘bringing back old school.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:34 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse, MASN, Kristina Akra

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Davey Johnson celebrates Michael Morse’s homer

Nats skipper gets his party on during the latest of his club’s remarkable late-inning comebacks.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:33 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Davey Johnson, Michael Morse

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Morning pixels: The Nats are tied for MLB’s best record

It’s been 79 years since a D.C. baseball team started a day so late in the season with the best record in baseball.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Bryce Harper, Aly Raisman, Michael Morse

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Nats celebrate home runs with low fives

In yet another new Nationals celebration, certain home runs are honored with an old school slap.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:26 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse, Bryce Harper, Adam LaRoche

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Nats bullpen members read ‘50 Shades of Grey’

In response to our report of Michael Morse reading ‘50 Shades,’ the Nats bullpen members get all dramatic.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:27 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse, Tyler Clippard, Sean Burnett, Craig Stammen

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Morning pixels: RGIII responds to Osi Umenyiora

Of course, the response from the Redskins quarterback was nothing short of perfect.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:58 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Stephen Strasburg, Michael Morse, Niles Paul, Dwayne DeRosario, Chris Pontius

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Nats hit homers, hug Harper

Two Nats home runs in New York meant two big, long hugs for Bryce Harper.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:28 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Bryce Harper, Michael Morse, Natitude, Corey Brown

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Michael Morse with Bryce Harper proposal sign

Signs proposing marriage to Harper are common at Nats Park. Seeing them held up by teammates, not so much.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:40 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse, Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Adam LaRoche on Michael Morse’s baby powder trick and other Nats locker room pranks

LaRoche tells of his favorite prank involving Michael Morse and Danny Espinosa.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Michael Morse, Danny Espinosa, Ian Desmond

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Last Thing: Michael Morse had a dream about ‘standing at the plate naked’

Morse’s most recent dream is almost as provocative as his “Fifty Shades of Grey” reference.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:19 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse, Last Thing

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Morning pixels: Miguel Batista says Mets are better than Nats

With a pennant race looming, the former Miss Iowa decides to get all wacky-like in his post-game media session.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:07 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Miguel Batista, Gio Gonzalez, Davey Johnson, Jerry Seinfeld, Ryan Kerrigan, Michael Morse

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Michael Morse read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

After some R-rated story time, the Nats outfielder was not impressed by the racy book.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:16 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Michael Morse bobblehead is ready to unleash

Nats promotional item shows the quirky outfielder in his pre-at-bat uncoiling mode.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:27 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse, Bobblehead

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 07/06/2012

Someone put a Michael Morse card on Abner Doubleday’s grave

The father of baseball likely never went Beast Mode, but now you can pretend he did.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:56 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Abner Doubleday, Arlington National Cemeterey, Michael Morse, Natitude

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Gio Gonzalez on Chicken Mode

Nats pitcher ups his likability another 17 levels by wearing a ‘Chicken Mode’ t-shirt during a television interview.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:48 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Fox 5, Bryce Harper, Chicken Mode, Michael Morse, Beast Mode

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Morning pixels: Nats winning means more people care

The Nats’ success has forced fans to pay attention.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:35 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard, Ian Desmond, Michael Morse, Bryce Harper

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Home run calls are tough in Colorado

Two nights in a row, the Nats fooled their own TV announcer with fly balls that just kept going.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:15 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Bob Carpenter, Ian Desmond, Michael Morse, MASN

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Morning pixels: Wizards and NBA draft night

The only thing we know for certain about tonight’s draft is that nothing is certain.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:36 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards, Redskins, Nats, Minor League Baseball | Tags:  Ted Leonsis, Bryce Harper, Michael Morse, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Nats fans who fill out thousands of all-star ballots

What does it take to fill out 5,000 All-Star ballots in support of the Nats? I found out.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:27 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Jayson Werth, Nationals Park, Michael Morse

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Morning pixels: Bobby Valentine complains about umpiring in Nats sweep

Red Sox skipper declines to shower the Nats’ top three starters with praise, as he rips the umpiring.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:25 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Bobby Valentine, Michael Morse, Bryce Harper

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Man in Beast costume pays tribute to Michael Morse

With Beast Mode back in the lineup, one fan has gone to extraordinary lengths to pay his respects.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:44 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse, Beast Mode, Nationals Park

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Michael Morse says Stephen Strasburg Hot Stuff incident didn’t happen

With Stephen Strasburg denying the incident, Ointment-Gate continues.

By Sarah Kogod  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, D.C. Sports Bog | Tags:  Nationals, Stephen Strasburg, Michael Morse

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Morning pixels: A playoff drought

If the Caps don’t improve on their current ninth-place position, D.C. will have its longest pro sports playoff drought in nearly a decade.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, George Mason, Nats, Redskins, Redskins, Terps | Tags:  Shelvin Mack, Nick Young, John Wall, Randy Wittman, Davey Johnson, Jim Bowden, Randy Edsall, Michael Morse

Posted at 03:26 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Nats launch ‘Natitude’ campaign

Branding effort for 2012 season again shows a premier level of confidence.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:26 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse, Danny Espinosa, Drew Storen, Andy Feffer, Natitude

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Michael Morse on ‘Beast Mode’

Nats slugger and weirdo explains his motto to Brian Mitchell and Ivan Carter.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Brian Mitchell, Ivan Carter, Michael Morse, Bryce Harper

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Davey Johnson will beat you with a baseball bat, and other photo day images

The Nats posed for their annual Spring Training photos on Tuesday. Some were odd.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:10 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Davey Johnson, Matt Purke, Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper, Michael Morse

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Michael Morse featured in ESPN the Magazine

Nats ‘budding star’ tells the mag that Sammy Sosa told him he’d ‘have great success.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:52 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse, Sammy Sosa

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Michael Morse and his Samurai Cobra Snake move

Nats slugger explains his odd warm-up to ESPN the Magazine, using some new words.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:19 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Nats bobblehead schedule released

Three bobbleheads, a stein, a replica truck and a retro cap highlight the Nationals’ 2012 promotional schedule.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:53 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Michael Morse, Ryan Zimmerman, bobbleheads