Thursday, November 11, 2010

Joe Morgan Unsurprised By Firing

Neither was I considering the statistical revolution that has been going on over the past few years (or decades if you read Bill James). While Joe Morgan seemingly embraced On Base Percentage during his playing days, he turned a blind eye to it over his years of mouth breathing on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. I enjoyed Morgan's ramblings because I built an entire drinking game around his long winded stories and continual angst against the sabr community. Here's Morgan's response from his dismissal...
“I was not surprised by ESPN’s decision. They have been taking ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ in a different direction the last two years and I was not comfortable with that direction.”
The different direction was getting rid of Morgan due to his ear shattering mis-analysis according to one of the mail room kids working in Bristol.[citation needed]

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