Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Weekly Cup Of Joe

I prefer to think of this as more of a tribute to Fire Joe Morgan than a blatant ripoff. But who are we really kidding here?

I almost missed another Joe Chat this week. I've been swept up in this vuvuzela madness that's taking over the globe (download the iPhone app here). So between drinking in the morning while watching 0-0 ties during the World Cup and my subsequent afternoon naps, I missed all of the Tuesday baseball chats at the Four Letter. That doesn't mean we can't still grab a nugget of wisdom...
Dan (New York)

Joe, from a former players and fan perspective do you get more enjoyment seeing a young team like the Rays who have built themselves from internally or a team of veterans (some perhaps bought) like the Yankees win?

Joe Morgan (11:21 AM)

From a fans perspective, I like to see a good team, an exciting team, young guys grow into roles of stars and play well. But I also like to see a dominant team. When a team becomes a team that everyone looks at, a team that everybody wants to beat or emulate, I like that as well. Everyone in the AL starts the season saying they need to beat the Yankees to get to the World Series and I like that. But I also like a team like the Rays that people say can be dangerous. It just depends. They both bring a lot to baseball. The Yankees have been great all these years and have been great for the game. The Rays have become an up and coming team and they're good for the game. I'm just a fan of the game and like to see it played well, whether young or veteran players.
Sorry Pirates and Orioles, Joe Morgan hates you. Joe only likes the good/dominant teams. Does Joe even answer the question? It's hard to tell. He clearly likes good teams. I got that. Oh, okay. He just likes to see the game played well. Sorry Diamondbacks, Joe hates you too.

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