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Nyjer Morgan crashed into another catcher and had another "incident" with a fan last night

Sep 1, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

Nationals center fielder Nyjer Morgan is currently appealing his seven-game suspension for throwing a ball into the stands after jawing with fans in Philadelphia last week, but in the meantime he got into another “incident” with a fan at last night’s game in Florida.
After getting into his second home-plate collision with a catcher in the past week–injuring Marlins backstop Brett Hayes–Morgan took his place out in center field and began angrily shouting at a fan.
I’m not a professional lip-reader or anything, but it seems pretty clear that he’s saying … well, let’s go with “shut up, you obese female dog.” You can see the video here.
He’s also hitting just .257/.317/.319 and has been caught stealing a league-high 15 times, so Morgan has been an all-around mess this season. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Nationals non-tender him this winter.

  1. Mrsteve - Sep 1, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    what about when he threw down his glove and had a hissy fit while the ball was still in play.
    Nyjer is the bitch.

  2. JB (the original) - Sep 1, 2010 at 1:53 PM

    Wow, thrown out more than Denard Span, who has been brutal on the basepaths.

  3. murd - Sep 1, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    The play against the Cards was weak, catcher was nowhere near the plate. And last night, if he had slid he would’ve been safe. I know running through the catcher is part of the game, a part that I like. But you have to know when to do it. Hayes was up in the air reaching for a high throw, Morgan had a clear shot at the plate. Instead he went out of his way to hit Hayes and didn’t score what would have been the go-ahead run. At least in both cases he’s been out. I hope they drill his little ass tonight, he deserves it.

  4. Jonny5 - Sep 1, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    But, he can fly. Amazing!

  5. Giant Space Ants - Sep 1, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Good thing the Nationals traded him to the Pirates because of his character issues. Oh, wait…

  6. Joe - Sep 1, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    Hayes is saying all the right things, but that is football, not baseball. Morgan was clearly more intent on making the hit than on scoring the run. I hope he gets double-suspended for that.

  7. mike wants wins - Sep 1, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    But how many times has he been picked off….that’s what Denard wants to know!

  8. roboninja - Sep 1, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Span is 20-24 in steal attempts. In what universe is this brutal?

  9. bmoline - Sep 1, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    He’s also been picked off a bunch (which isn’t listed in his CS totals). That’s what they’re talking about with Span.

  10. adam - Sep 1, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    What the hell was the 3rd base coach doing waving him home anyway?

  11. Sumerduckman - Sep 1, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    The man is two tacos short of a combo plate.

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