Originally posted on The Nats Blog old  |  Last updated 1/17/13
  Most people will miss Michael Morse for his off-field personality more than his on-field production, which I wrote about in my article analyzing the trade. He just found a way into the hearts of NatsTown. As such, I thought there was nothing more appropriate to discuss this morning than the top moments of Michael Morse being... well, Michael Morse. 5. “Marry Me, Bryce Harper” - Back in July, when Harpermania was at its peak, there were plenty of marriage proposals via signs for Bryce Harper. My favorite? When Michael Morse proposed with a sign on MASN while Ryan Zimmerman was being interviewed by Kristina Akra. (Screencapture via MASN) 4. Home Run Helmet Tap - Every time Morse hits a bomb, as he rounds first and heads to second base he gives himself a firm tap, slap, wallop, or whatever you want to call it, straight down upon his head. He even did it during the Invisislam, which I’ll mention soon. (Photo via NatsEnquirer) 3. The Samurai Cobra Snake - The Samurai Cobra Snake might be the first eccentricity that really let people in on Morse’s personality. It’s that move where Morse picks up his leg an coils his body before he steps into the batter’s box, “like a snake,” says Morse in this ESPN video breaking down his swing. (http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7548003) Your browser does not support iframes. 2. The Invisislam - This is probably the single most famous Morse moment during his time with the Nationals. During a game in September against the Cardinals, Morse hit a grand slam, which was reviewed and confirmed. For some reason, the umpires said Morse had to go back and re-run all the bases after the review, and Morse decided to take a fake swing before clearing the bases. It blew up into one of the most bizarre home runs ever in baseball. 1. “Take On Me” - Of course, Morse’s introduction of “Take On Me” into Nats’ lore has to be number one on the list. It started with a few people singing along to the music in the stands early in the season and culminated with a great moment during the Nats postseason when more than 40,000 sang loudly to the song after the music cut out and right before Morse belted a single to center field. (Video via Deadspin) We’ll miss all of these things about Morse, and more. Hopefully we can all head to Baltimore to cheer Morse on when the Mariners come to Camden Yards in 2013. He’s rightly earned the love of Nats fans everywhere, and his personality will be sorely missed.
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