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Olney: MLB will suspend Nyjer Morgan on Friday

Sep 2, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

Major League Baseball is finally ready to levy a punishment on Nationals outfielder Nyjer Morgan for his various outbursts over the past few weeks. Morgan threw a ball at a fan in Philadelphia in mid-August, intentionally plowed...

Major League Baseball is finally ready to levy a punishment on Nationals outfielder Nyjer Morgan for his various outbursts over the past few weeks.

Morgan threw a ball at a fan in Philadelphia in mid-August, intentionally plowed into an unsuspecting Cardinals catcher a week later, put the Marlins’ Brett Hayes out for three weeks with an upper-body check on Tuesday and incited a benches-clearing brawl on Wednesday night.

That’s quite a rap sheet, and ESPN.com’s Buster Olney suspects that Morgan might get a 5-10 game suspenion on top of the seven-game suspension that he is already attempting to appeal. 

Essentially, the Nationals center fielder could be sidelined for half of September.  And rightly so.

  1. Budha425 - Sep 2, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    should be suspended for the rest of the season. i hope the nats cut him and he’s forced to take a minor league deal with a crappy team like the pirates or d-backs. a d-bag on the d-backs, makes a great headline

  2. Tim - Sep 2, 2010 at 10:35 PM

    I think you mean “crappier” team. The nats are already punishment for him.

  3. Chris Fiorentino - Sep 2, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    The incident in Philly was NOT what it has been reported. It was all in fun, and he threw the ball up there jokingly. That was the stupidest 7 game suspension in MLB history. How exactly did he incite the brawl? By getting the ball thrown behind him? Maybe the Marlins deserve just a slight amount of blame here, don’t you think? Everything was even when they plunked him the first time. He steals a couple bases when his team is DOWN and THAT means he gets plunked again? Marlins are to blame as much as anybody here.

  4. Nsblend - Sep 3, 2010 at 6:23 AM

    i dont think they should suspend him! nationals sell no tickets now with stratsburg out and them being poop. atleast people will pay to see what will this nyjer do next.

  5. Old Gator - Sep 3, 2010 at 6:38 AM

    When you’ve got ‘em down, keep ‘em down. The Feesh have been remarkably adept at making gifts of their leads this season. There was, for example, that outstanding bit of generosity to the Bravos a few nights ago, remember? Obviously, they felt the need to re-establish their authority. I think that throwing behind Morgan was merely Edwin Rodriguez idea of Shock and Awe.

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