(Nyjer Morgan as seen on TV doing shadow puppets in CF Friday night? Screengrab of TV/MASN.)
Won't be long now.
[Updated: Nyjer Morgan traded to Brewers.]
Hey, he said it. Here's Nyjer Morgan on Friday:
"I'm a realist. I'm not going to sit here and be like, 'Oh, no. I want to finish my career here.' I just think this place isn't for me. I'm not saying there are bad people here. It's just that, maybe, I'm not a fit here anymore. It's time to move on."
(Nyjer Morgan, via Bill Ladson/Nationals.com, 3/25/2011)
On Saturday, the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore reported that Nyjer Morgan's comments did not play favorably among Nationals "people":
Nyjer Morgan did himself no favors by making those comments. A few Nationals people, players included, were irked by Morgan’s sentiment.
(Adam Kilgore, via Nationals Journal, 3/26/2011)
"Nationals people" apparently includes Jim Riggleman, who came across as more disappointed than irked, but mostly because he chose to use that word specifically:
"...I'm disappointed that he feels that way. But I'm sure it's based on he's probably seeing there's two or three other guys he's competing with. Maybe he feels like we're sending him a message that he's not our center fielder. We're still determining that. We're still determining where he fits on the club if he's not our center fielder."
(Jim Riggleman, via CSNWashington.com, 3/26/2011)
Disappointed? Sure you are, Jim. Sure you are.
Loosely translated into typical relationship break-up terms, the above Nyjer Morgan/Jim Riggleman quotes go something like this:
Nyjer: "We need to break up. It's time to move on. But it's not me, it's you."
Jim: "Damn right it is. Don't forget to empty your sock drawer on the way out."
Won't be long now...