Justin Morneau is here. The first baseman arrived in Pittsburgh at approximately 7:50 last night and made it into the Pirates’ dugout sometime between the fifth and sixth inning.
“I knew what the score was. I checked the score when I landed,” Morneau said. “We were listening to it on the radio on the way in.”
When he arrived at the moment, Morneau arrived to an image that will likely be one he never forgets from his time in baseball.
Justin Morneau is starting at first base today, and batting sixth.
“You look up and see the stands full,” Morneau said. “To come in to that situation against a team you’re battling for first place with is pretty special. It’s probably something I’ll never forget.”
On the other side of the coin, now, Pirates fans are hoping Morneau will provide a month of production at first base they will never forget.
“I’m not a guy that really puts numbers on anything, I’m going to do whatever I can every day to help this team win and if it’s moving runners