On the heels of his latest sterling performance in today's win over the Braves, everybody's favorite Gentleman, new Brewer outfielder Nyjer Morgan, joined Steve "The Homer" True on ESPN 540's post-game show to spread NYJERMANIA to the masses. I'm going to give you a few of the choice quotes below, but you need to listen to the whole thing, if only to hear Tony Plush's laugh.
A couple of highlights:
On how he ended up in Milwaukee:
Basically, the process was the Nats wanted to get rid of me. And basically, you know, I figure one man's trash is another man's treasure in my eyes. And, basically, it feels good to be in a baseball city, with people who understand my game and love the aggressiveness and the hard work and the hard play I bring.
On what he's learned about the Brewers in his short time here:
The confidence that these young men have. I didn't understand that there was gonna be great pitching here, too. And the team camaraderie has been unbelievable. For me, it's fun again. I haven't been on a three-game winning streak in about two years now, so this actually feels unbelievable.
On his scouting report of himself:
He's an aggressive hitter. He's a lot more patient than he was in the past. The thing is: he's a deadly little player. And he's something that the Brewers are happy to have over here now.
On Tony Plush:
That's my better half, I think. Right now, you're talking to Mr. Nyjer Morgan, but basically on the field everyone sees Tony Plush, a hard-working individual that loves to play and leave it all out on the field. ... It was basically me and my friends back home, around the age of 19 or 20, we called ourselves the Rat Pack. It was three of us. Basically, my friends gave me the name Tony Plush, and basically I kind of self-entitled my own name. I don't think a lot of people are self-entitled, but I guess I'm a strange individual. ... That's not a made-up name! You're talking to him, man!
I love this man.