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Friday, October 31, 2014

John Buck: Logan Morrison Focused More on Twitter than Baseball

Logan Morrison was demoted to Triple-A after Saturday’s game, leaving many people to question the Marlins’ decision. We’ve already established that LoMo’s outspoken ways were a major reason why they sent him down. We’re also learning that the front office wasn’t alone in their thoughts. Catcher John Buck told The Miami Herald that Morrison’s tweeting had become more of his focus than baseball.

“He’s an awesome dude, a great teammate and a great person,” Buck said. “I don’t think anybody’s telling him not to do the things that he does. I think it’s, just don’t let it be the main focus of who you are, because you’re a pretty dang good baseball player. That, for him, I think that should be good enough. And the other good stuff coming out of him, being who he is, should be icing on the cake. It shouldn’t be flip-flopped, which I think it has become.”

I’m not around the team so I can’t say whether or not tweeting had become more of a focus for Morrison than baseball. Maybe it did. All I know is that Morrison was outperforming most of the team offensively, including Buck. I really think many players are jealous of Morrison’s popularity. Additionally, they probably feel threatened by a youngster who is unafraid to speak his mind. Morrison’s proven he’ll go after anyone. Maybe that’s left the veterans somewhat on guard.



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