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“The Braves are a team that always seems to find good pitching and they’re always lacking offensive punch. When Chipper Jones is healthy, he adds the punch that they need and the stabilizing force they need in the lineup. But any time he’s injured, that lineup becomes offensively challenged. I just don’t think they have enough offense to challenge the Phillies. THey (sic) have good pitching, but not enough offense. Pitching is great, but you still have to score runs to win.”

- Joe Morgan, in his chat this morning at ESPN.com…saying the same exact thing five times in the span of five written sentences.

5 Responses to “Quote of the Day: Joe Morgan”

  1. yawn.

    The whole picking on the old ballplayer bs, is so tiresome.

    move on already.

  2. Paul Moro says:

    We don’t really pick on old ballplayers here, William. We pick on everyone.

  3. Sarah Green says:

    The sad thing is that Joe Morgan the announcer has sort of killed Joe Morgan the “old ballplayer” in my mind. To a whole generation of snarky, judgmental baseball fans, he’s just a really bad commentator, not a Hall of Fame player.

  4. Paul Moro says:

    You’re probably right, Sarah. I do make the distinction between him as the commentator and him as the greatest second baseman who ever lived. The interesting thing about the guy is that I’m not sure the commentator knows how great the player was.

  5. Sarah Green says:

    I’m facing a similar sitch right now with Dave “The Steal” Roberts commentating for Boston. Bad commentator but – THE STEAL! THE STEAL! COME ON!!!!

    Wish there was some way for him to commentate while just sitting there and looking pretty.

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