April 24, 2013

Speaking of "plush."

The word "plush" came up — searching for "lush" — in the last post, and if you're here in Wisconsin, you instinctively ask: Whatever happened to Tony Plush?

Answer: He's in Japan, playing for the Yokohama BayStars.
[Nyjer] Morgan’s reputation precedes him. The 32-year-old has a fun-loving personality and it shows. He celebrates successful plays with zeal and his alter-ego “Tony Plush,” is usually only a nice catch or big hit away from making his presence felt.
Here's a mention of Morgan in the context of the recent incident in which Carlos Quentin charged Zack Greinke and broke his collarbone:
What's especially interesting is how Greinke does not want to come clean about what he said to antagonize Carlos Quentin immediately after the beaning.
"I'm just not going to get involved in that conversation at all. I know you guys have to do your jobs and get information, but I just don't think it's right to bring everything through," Greinke said. "I made a mistake one time talking about Carpenter, but I felt bad about that afterwards. It's just not anyone else's business."
Ignoring the fact that Greinke claims to know that it's somebody's job to get him to speak and later claims it to be nobody's business, he does mention the Chris Carpenter incident....

Amazingly, Zack Greinke came to Nyjer Morgan's defense in this case.
"I don't know," Greinke said. "They think [Chris Carpenter's] presence, his attitude out there sometimes is like a phony attitude. But ... and then he yells at people. He just stares people down and stuff. And most pitchers just don't do that.


Nonapod said...

What do the lyrics to that Stone Temple Pilot song "Plush" mean?

X said...

Ignoring the fact that Greinke claims to know that it's somebody's job to get him to speak and later claims it to be nobody's business

I'm going to ignore the fact that you think those are mutually exclusive

2yellowdogs said...

Gee, bummer that Nyje has washed out of the bigs and has been relegated to playing for the Yokohama Godzillas. Or whatever. His mouth, alternate persona and on-field antics are really missed over here. Not.

And when Morgan and Greinke have the rings and record that Chris Carpenter does, maybe then they can bitch about how he goes about his job on the mound.

pogo101 said...

Morgan is a thug, too old, too expensive and too much of a jerk to work in MLB. Good riddance to bad rubbish. I doubt he'll both maintain his attitude and succeed in Japan.

Strelnikov said...

Also the title of Stone Temple Pilots' best song.

ndspinelli said...

Smart pitchers always protect their pitching arm. What impressed me was how Greinke made sure he took Quentin's bull rush w/ his LEFT shoulder. The great Tom Seaver would not use his right arm even to shake hands when he was a pitcher, he used his left. Quentin and Greinke have bad blood going back to their days w/ the White Sox and Royals respectively. Nobody holds grudges more than baseball players, except maybe Italians. Now, Italian baseball players..Faggetaboutit.