- "He has brought silliness back to baseball." (general manager Doug Melvin on [Nyjer] Morgan)
- "In a sport populated by cardboard personalities, Morgan carries on conversations with fans both supportive and hostile, often between pitches (Fan: 'You're horses---.' Morgan: 'Thank you for supporting your local hero.')"
- "All teams have customized handshakes. . . but the Brewers have customized handshakes with their security guards."
- "The Brewers irritate some traditionalists - or as Morgan calls them 'plain-Jane wonderbreads.' "
- "Still (LaTroy) Hawkins reminds Morgan to read tweets three times before sending them. (Ron) Roenicke meets with him regularly to clarify rules. The team does have rules."
August 23, 2011
The Milwaukee Brewers get a Sports Illustrated cover story (for the first time since 1987). Excerpts: