Something must be done to stop this ghastly man! Seriously, for anyone who said it was “mean-spirited” to create a website called Fire Joe Morgan, you’ve never watched Sunday Night Baseball otherwise you would understand why it was launched. And clearly after lies three years in a row, ESPN isn’t getting the message so it’s up to us to let them know we won’t take it. Anyway, getting to the point, last week on June 14th when the Cardinals were playing the Indians, Cliff Lee took a no-hitter into the 8th inning. That prompted commentator Joe Morgan to tell a story from his playing days about a pitcher on his team who had a no-hitter going.
Morgan said he advised pitcher Don Wilson to walk the great Hank Aaron before trying to seal the final out of a no-hitter. Wilson, according to the story, told Morgan to go back to second base, and Wilson proceeded to strike out Aaron for the no-hitter. History tells us that Wilson did indeed throw a no-hitter against the Braves but the only problem is that Morgan wasn’t playing that day which makes his little story (about suggesting the pitcher walk the tough hitter) a complete lie. Thanks to some of the blogs and astute listeners out there playing watch dog, Morgan was caught (once again) and he felt compelled to address the situation on Sunday Night Baseball between the Angels and Dodgers on June 21st. Here’s what he said:
“Jon [Miller], I want to correct something that I said last week — you weren’t here so you weren’t involved — but last week we were talking about Don Wilson pitching a no-hitter and I remember talking to him about Hank Aaron and saying it wouldn’t be the worst thing if he walked him. And he said ‘get away’ and he went out and struck him out. Well it happened in the dugout, not on the field. I got it mixed up with an incident I had with Al Hollins, who in a similar situation was pitching with me at the Giants, so I had the two confused.”
Get that, so Morgan clarifies his lie from last week, saying that the imaginary conversation between him and Wilson regarding Hank Aaron occurred in the dugout this time, not the field. And instead of just admitting that he never had the conversation with Wilson but just got in confused with an incident with Hollins, he told another lie while trying to cover his tracks. He said that the conversation occurred in the dugout. Well, considering that they were mid-inning and that Aaron came up with two outs, it would be pretty hard for Wilson and Morgan to converse in the dugout.
What did Wilson do, ask the umpire for time so he could run to the bench and go over the gameplan with Joe Morgan? Did he suddenly feel a need for sunflower seeds and bubble gum and that’s how he wound up in the dugout mid-inning? Someone explain to me how this “conversation” occurred in the dugout if Wilson was on the hill and one out away from a no-hitter when Hank Aaron came up. Why can’t Morgan just admit he’s wrong and apologize for getting mixed up? Doesn’t ESPN realize how bad he is? He tried to cover up lies with more lies. Somebody please spare us.
UPDATE: A comment from a previous story says Morgan was roaring and raring for another lie on Sunday night. Nice.Google+