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Nyjer Morgan respectfully asks that you move your face when he’s trying to catch a fly ball (video)

Jun 28, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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There was game we played as kids called “Five Flies Up”, in which a batter hit fly balls to a group of seven or eight (or more) kids in the outfield, and the first kid to catch five flies then got to replace the batter. As you can imagine, it was often a free-for-all, as kids pushed and tripped each other and generally jockeyed for position to catch the flies. That’s what it must have felt like on Wednesday on this play in Cincinnati, as the Brewers’ Nyjer Morgan contended with a fan in the first row of the stands for a foul fly ball. It was more than a little contentious.

As the announcer noted, when a ball is hit into the stands it’s fair game. Morgan’s lucky he didn’t come away drenched in beer with a “Brewers Suck” sign stuck to the back of his jersey.

  1. tom-a-hawk - Jun 28, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Once a punk, always a punk. I only wish the fan would have had a chance to push him back at least.

  2. saudishot - Jun 28, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    The guy had his arms wrapped around Nyger’s and he pushed the fan off of his arm. What’s the big deal? No story here.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 28, 2012 at 2:48 PM

      No he didn’t. Nyger was all over him. Hell…he fell into him.
      The shove with chicken shit. His profanity afterwards even moreso.

      • bla bla bla - Jun 28, 2012 at 3:30 PM

        More so. If you’re going to snivel, at least snivel correctly.

  3. saudishot - Jun 28, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Are we watching the same video? Nyger reaches in and tries to make the play. The fan, presumably trying to either catch the ball or keep his balance, underhooks Nyger’s arm with both of his arms. Nyger tries to pull away but the fan still has his arm, so Nyger pushes (sort of) with his glove hand down on the fans shoulder. If Nyger didn’t have a history no one would care.

    • raideryankee - Jun 29, 2012 at 3:35 PM

      You watch it again. Apparently you’ve never been to a MLB game before.