PHOENIX Forget the personalities Tony Plush, Tony Gumbel, Tony Hush ... forget all of them there's something very important people need to know about Nyjer Morgan:
He's a pretty darn good baseball player.
Morgan, the Milwaukee Brewers' always-entertaining outfielder, drew a cult following last season when he and his alter-ego, the gentlemanly Tony Plush, helped lead the Brewers to a 96-66 record, the NL Central championship and within two victories of the World Series.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke took an instant shine to Morgan and even found amusement, like most people, in Morgan's zany antics provided, of course, he didn't cross the line, which happened a handful of times during the season. But from a strictly baseball perspective, count Roenicke as one of Morgan's biggest fans.
"Offensively, he's a nice spark plug," Roenicke said. "He doesn't get too caught up in pressure situations. He's going to give you a good at-bat. He's a nice guy to move runners over when we need ...