I don’t know either man personally, but I think it’s safe to say that Michael Morse and Ross Detwiler have established slightly different personas here in D.C. One, for example, is quiet and mild-mannered, rarely making headlines. The other hits pretend home runs, becomes Twitter friends with Scandinavian rockers and sprays beer into the stands.
Thus, maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise that their weddings — which both happened during this offseason — had different vibes.
Morse’s “had a trumpet,” Gio Gonzalez said during a recent appearance on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk with Kevin Millar and Chris Rose. “In fact, his grand opening, his entrance, I think Queen Elizabeth showed up and everything. That’s how impressive that wedding was. It was unbelievable. One of the most impressive weddings.
“And then you go to Ross Detwiler’s wedding. And it was just so, it was so … nice,” Gonzalez said. “Like, you couldn’t expect it. You see [Morse] has the big parade, the whole thing, it’s beautiful. And then you go to a nice church, a Christian-looking one. It was super nice.
“So you get the best of both worlds, and you got to love it. You know, one’s from St. Louis and one’s from Miami. And you know what’s the difference when you see it.”
Bet we’ll hear more about this in the future.
In other Gonzalez news, he explained several of the photos he’s been posting on his Twitter feed to the Intentional Talk fellows. For example.
“That was a photo shoot for my clothing line, the House of League. But thank you, thank you for noticing that I’m stepping it up. I knew it. I set myself up for this conversation.”
“That is actually with the photo shoot. That’s the House of League photo shoot [too]. If you notice, I’ve got my batting stance down. I’m not that good at swinging the bat lately. I’m gonna be working with Strasburg in the offseason or something like that.”
“Okay, my boy Tom from AQ Magazine, he was out there shooting some pictures. That was actually at my house. It was pretty exciting. You know, I couldn’t wear those colors out on the streets if I wanted to. Someone else had to put them on for me. I’m just proud to say I put ’em on.”
“I caught that one first off. That was the first fish we caught. That’s a Wahoo. It was an unbelievable fish. It was ridiculously good…. My dad has video of us catching three at the same time. So as soon as we reeled ’em in, [the captain] goes ‘All right we’re going back home. This is like hitting the jackpot. This never happens.’ “