Joe Morgan chats!
Joe Morgan: It would be impossible to record black history without recording what baseball has contributed. From the Negro Leagues to Jackie Robinson breaking of the color barrier, baseball has contributed a lot towards our society moving forward together.
Well said, Joe. Let's do this!!!!
David (Florida) Hey Joe!Who do you think is the best improved team this year?
Trying to upstage Joe in "English Language Abuse" right off the bat, eh David? That's bold.
Joe Morgan: I guess you would have to say the Giants in the National League because they have made the most moves. If their moves work out or not, we'll have to wait and see. In the American League I'll say Seattle. On paper both teams did a good job of improving themselves.
The Giants??? The Giants are the most improved because they made the "most" moves? Like, the greatest number of moves? Here is a list of the players that the San Francisco Giants have playing for the major league team who were not in their organization last year:
1) Mark DeRosa
2) Aubrey Huff
Most improved team in the Major Leagues!!! Just look at all those moves!
Re: Seattle. Nice one Joey.
victor ( monroe,la): what are the cubs chances on winning the n.l.central this year?and do you think aramis ramirez will remain in chicago?
Joe Morgan: I think the Cubs chances are pretty good in that they have a lot of talent but they always seem to find a way to under achieve.
Q: Hey Joe, do the Cubs have a good shot?
A: Yes, because they're going to figure out a way to underachieve.
Until they get over that, it's always a mystery to see what they will do.
Until they get over that (underachieving), it's always a mystery to see what they will do (presumably either underachieving or not underachieving). Huh?
I'll handle that one for you Joe. Until they stop underachieving, they'll.....UNDERACHIEVE. Mystery solved!
I especially like their starting pitchers.
Fuck you, Victor. You can't get me to talk about Aramis Ramirez.
Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY): Between Joba Chamberlain & Philip Hughes who do you think will be the 5th starter for the New York Yankees?
Joe Morgan: I think Hughes will be the fifth starter. Chamberlain is a late inning set up man and maybe a future closer.
Phil Hughes, 2009 as starter: 5.45 ERA, 1.50 WHIP
Phil Hughes, 2009 as reliever: 1.40 ERA, 0.86 WHIP
I guess if it ain't broke, break it.
alex (dc): Joe how long till my nats can make a run for a wild card considering the moves we have made
Joe Morgan: I think they defiantly improved their team
Read: they flicked off every agent, player, and rival executive they were in contact with while building their roster.
and they do have some veterans like Ivan Rodriquez that can lead this team.
Lead them where, exactly?
Like everyone else, we're waiting to see what Strasburg can do.
The Wild Card Joe, the QUESTION, man!
I defiantly think they have an improved team this season.
I'm not kidding you. He repeated that, and made the same mistake again.
Q: Hey Joe, how long until the Nats can make a run at the Wild Card?
A: Defiantly Ivan Rodriguez can lead, waiting on Strasburg defiantly.
Dave (Boston): Joe, you were in the majors when Tommie Smith and John Carlos made their statement in the 1968 Olympics. As an athlete, what did that gesture mean to you?
Uh oh, Dave. You just tickled Joe's pleasure senses.
Joe Morgan: That's a great question! What it meant to me is that athletes understood that just because they were athletes that they weren't speared those indignities that other African Americans went through. The reaction by the Olympic Committee showed me that there was prejudice there as well. They kicked them out of the Olympic Village stating that the Olympics were no place for those kinds of political actions. In my opinion, the Olympics have always been a platform for political actions going back to Jesse Owens. Tommie and John have always been and will always be my idols because they stood up for what they believed in.
See what you did, Dave? You just caused the most coherent answer in JoeChat history. Even if he did use the phrase "speared those indignities".
Steve (Washington): Do you think athletes, regardless of color, are vocal enough about societal issues?
Joe Morgan: That's a difficult question for me to answer
pnoles: (::dies of shock::)
because each athlete needs to look inside themselves to see which path they what to take. You're a citizen of this country first and an athlete second. Being an athlete is only a short term job where as being a citizen is a long term job. You have to ask yourself, "do I want to make a difference"?
Steve, I'm sorry. Joe doesn't answer questions that do not directly involve his past.
eamonn (napa, ca): How big an impact do you think Brad Penny will have in the Cardinals rotation this year?
Joe Morgan: The fact that they have Wainwright and Carpenter takes a lot of pressure off of Penny. He's always had the stuff to be a No. 1 pitcher but now all he has to to is be a No. 3 pitcher. Playing with Wainwright and Carpenter will help him.
Yes, now that he's not on the same team as perennial screw-ups like Josh Beckett and Jon Lester, or Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain, or 2008 Derek Lowe and 2008 Chad Billingsley, he'll FINALLY be able to relax and just try to be a #3 pitcher.
Ahhhhh welcome back Joe. You were missed.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Joe Morgan chats!