Michael Morse called in to Seattle radio show Mitch in the Morning on KJR and talked a bit about what he thinks made him so popular here in D.C.
“When I got traded over there. I went to AAA. Ryan Langerhans went to the big leagues,” Morse said. “So I got traded over; I did good in AAA; I got called up to the big leagues; and I got to play a little bit. The next year, I started playing more, and I got to just relax and to have fun. And I went there, and they were there with open arms. The team, I felt like I belonged. The ownership, the Lerner family, Mike Rizzo, they all made me feel like I belonged, and they really let me just relax and let my talent come out. When you win, you have fun. I like to have fun. I like to keep the locker room relaxed.
“D.C. was going through the same thing the Mariners are going through right now,” he continued. “And I was lucky to be a part of it at the time I got traded. And I can say that I helped keep that locker room relaxed. And the biggest thing as a player is that you want winning to be such a great thing that, you know, like after games it’s like a party, so the next day you want to win even more and you just want to keep winning. And it’s not about personal stats; it’s not about what you did that day. It’s about getting those Ws and whatever it takes to win. And you know what? It adds up at the end.”
I would have gone with “because I sprayed the fans with beer,” but his answer is good too.
(audio via Federal Baseball)
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER
* Wizards fall to Utah 92-88
* Caps have a new system, but they need to remember the fundamentals.
* The recent rash of ACL injuries among women athletes calls for better preventative measures.
* Jason Reid is calling for some adjustments to the Rooney Rule.
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
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QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
A.J. Price on the end of the Wizards road trip:
“Consensus is everybody is ready to go home. There’s no secret about that. Would’ve been feeling much better about yourself if you come and end the road trip with a ‘W,’ as opposed to how we did.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
This guy, who helped deliver his baby wearing an RGIII jersey. Congrats.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
Hey, remember that time JaVale McGee threw himself an ally-oop off the glass? He did it again.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Canadiens at Caps, 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. VCU at Richmond, 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. Virginia at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m. on WDCA. Women’s Basketball: North Carolina at Maryland, 8:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Plus. All TV/Radio listings here.
KID’S A NATURAL
Peanut is the new Tiger.