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Michael Morse read ‘50 Shades of Grey’


The Nats slugger told me the last book he read was “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

After mentioning the book — “this book that all the girls are reading” — he clarified that it was read to him by his fiancée, Jessica. Morse admitted that some of racier language shocked him.

“I don’t know. It’s crazy. It’s nuts,” he told me. ““She was like ‘Listen to this.’”

After some R-rated story time, Morse said that his sensitive ears couldn’t take any more.

“I was like, ‘Put that away,’” he laughed. “‘You can’t be reading that.’ I felt like she was cheating on me.”

Sadly, Morse said that the racy book didn’t do it for him. However, he was willing to admit that his fiancée might have felt a little differently.

“It’s a girl thing. It’s gotta be a girl thing,” he said. “I just couldn’t believe she kept reading it.”


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