Baseball fans have grown accustomed to the eccentric behavior of Milwaukee's Nyjer Morgan over the last few seasons. Whether he's getting into fights, giving bizarre postgame interviews as his alter ego T-Plush or forgetting what inning it is in close games, Morgan has often ended up the center of attention -- for better or worse.
Wednesday night was no different.
After striking out to open the ninth inning, Morgan began jawing at Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter as he made his way back to the visitor's dugout. Whether instigated by a remark from Carpenter or just frustrated by the result of his at-bat, Morgan would be ejected before the next batter could see a pitch. Soon enough, Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols came tearing across the diamond as both benches cleared. The Brewers' outfielder was restrained on the field by teammates and the situation was resolved without major incident. Of course, there were no teammates to monitor Morgan after the game when he took to Twitter and ripped the Cardinals, specifically Pujols.
He referred to Pujols as "Alberta" and tweeted, "Wat was she thinking running afta Plush!!! She never been n tha ring!!!"
Morgan then wrote that he hopes that "those crying birds" enjoy watching the Brewers in the playoffs.
After the game, but before that insulting tweet, Pujols told reporters that he "actually" likes Morgan because he "bring a lot of energy to a ballclub."
"But sometimes I think he goes (a little overboard) and tries to put too much energy," the Cardinals' slugger said.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa also weighed in on the incident after the game.
"He's having a good year for them, he's a talented guy, but he's close to the edge as far as creating problems and trouble," he said. "It takes away from the player that he's been for them or wherever he's been with his fuse being so short and actually looking for things to instigate. So, I hope he gets a clue."
Alberta couldn't see Plush if she had her gloves on!!! Wat was she thinking running afta Plush!!! She never been n tha ring!!!