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As the NLCS Turns...
Just when we thought that perhaps the bitter rivalry between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers was simmering down a little bit, we get the news of the unfortunate FAMILY SEATING INCIDENT.
The Brewers were super pissed when they showed up at Busch Stadium on Wednesday to discover that the 350 tickets allotted to their family members for the three NLCS games in St. Louis were not exactly where they supposed to be.
The entire bunch were supposed to be seated in an awesome party suite, but only 200 tickets were designated for that area with the other 150 scattered throughout the ballpark. This, just a day after Tony La Russa in his perpetual ***** mode filed an official complaint regarding Miller Park's scoreboard. We're not even going to get into that whole ordeal, because it's dumb as hell, but you can read more about it here.
Nyjer Morgan, the main instigator of this particular rivalry, had this to say:
"You know I think it's bush [league]. Our families, they've got to be secured. It's kind of garbage. We put their [families] in a secure section and then they want to spread ours out. I don't know why they play the mental games, but that right there, they shouldn't play the games right there because that's our family and our family has got to be secure. But that's just them, that's how they operate right there I guess."
Bush league... like plowing into catchers at the plate when there's clearly no play being made? Or charging the mound after you lose your temper? Or talking **** just because you struck out? We all know what they say about opinions.
We do think it's worth noting, however, that the families of St. Louis players were all seated behind home plate within the safety of the net while in Milwaukee, and the family members of the Philadelphia Phillies players were given the same courtesy at Busch Stadium during the NLDS...
Game 4 is all set for 8:05pm ET on TBS. Enjoy.
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Nyjer Morgan, the brash outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers in explaining how he got injured in the celebration after last week's NLDS Game 5 walk-off single against the Arizona Diamondbacks, sounded more like a California surfer dude describing the perfect ride than a ballplayer who got a pop to the nose.
"I caught a boney-five in the snot-box," Morgan said...
There's the video, up above: watch as Nyjer Morgan (or was that Tony Plush?) nearly gets decapitated by a Gaby Sanchez clothesline in that infamous brawl against the Marlins last September. Dave Sheinin's contribution to the miles and miles of column inches devoted to the Nyjer Morgan 2011 Redemption Story is worth your time, if for no other reason than for this shot taken...
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke strongly hinted that Nyjer Morgan won't be starting in center field in Game 3 of the NLCS.
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Nyjer Morgan likely out of Game 3 lineup for Brewers.
As reported by ESPN, the St. Louis Cardinals have changed their ticket policy for family members and friends of their NLCS opponent, the Milwaukee Brewers, upsetting the visitors in the process.
In the first round, the Philadelphia Phillies contingent received seats in a designated area behind home plate. The Cardinals were afforded the same courtesy in Milwaukee in Games 1 and 2...
Veteran utilityman Mark Kotsay replaced Nyjer Morgan in center
field tonight, and Game 3 of the NLCS quickly found him.
His baserunning blunder killed a potentially big inning in the
top of the first,
ST. LOUIS—Brewers manager Ron Roenicke made a lineup change for Game 3 of the NL Championship Series against the Cardinals Thursday, replacing Nyjer Morgan in center field with Mark Kotsay.
The Brewers' coaching staff spent some time Tuesday debating the merits of starting Carlos Gomez in center field over Nyjer Morgan for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.
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