Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/13/11
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 of his bloody nose. Morgan told Headline News the accidental punch occurred after his 10th-inning heroics when the hugfest at home plate got a little rowdy, but he isn't complaining. "I got no problem with that one," he said.  "It's all good." The outspoken Morgan is no stranger to a little pushing and shoving. The former-Washington Nationals star was traded-- more like banished--  to the Brewers after his confrontation with the Nats' newly-acquired $126 million man Jason Werth in spring training. "I've been in a couple of fisticuffs before," Morgan told a reporter. Asked if he was a lover or a fighter, Morgan laughed and s...
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