Morse Is A Horse, Of Course, Of Course: Mike Stands Tall Over Braves

“Hmm… tastes like… a jersey…” (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Final Score: Nationals 5, Braves 4.

Dame of the Game:

Mike Morse: 4-4, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI. The Code turned things around and cracked something himself. That something was a tiebreaking home run in the 8th to put the Nats on top for good. Morse apparently called his shot beforehand, but I thought at the time that drawing lines and dots in the dirt was just an unnecessarily long at-bat ritual.

Shame of the Game:

Chad Durbin: Loss, .2 IP, 2 H 1 ER, 1 K. Durbin: a word made up of the words “dur,” commonly heard by Chad after doing something dumb while pitching, and “bin,” representing a trash bin in which Durbin’s pitches belong. Durbin. Dur.



Today was in large part about Mike Morse. You can tell by the title of this post, which of course relates to the old TV show Mr. Ed. To honor Michael’s big day, I have rewritten the lyrics for the theme to that show:


Morse is a horse, of course, of course,

And no one can sock like Morse, of course,

That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed (Mathews).

Go right to the source and ask Mike Morse,

He’ll give you the homer that you’ll endorse.

He’s always on a steady course.

Gawk at Mr. Morse.

People whackkity-whack the balls, into gloves they stray.

But Mr. Morse will never swing unless he can hit it far away.

Morse is a horse, of course, of course,

And Mike will hit with a great big force.

You never heard of a socking Morse?

Well listen to this: “I’m Michael Morse.”


The game was saved by Morse after a terrible collapse by the Nats. After 6 terrific innings, Detwiler fell apart in the 7th, allowing the Braves to tie the game. I assume the Braves tied it so the game would be helpless to defend itself while they cut its scalp off.

I guess Ross was just careless, probably because he assumed his team would consider their great offensive showing from Colorado. Well little did Ross know that Chien-Ming Wang has paid off the majority of the Nats offense to do poorly in support of Ross so that the team might bring Chien back into the rotation. How much did Wang pay the Nationals player to do such a thing? Nothing actually, he just promised not to leak their extramarital affairs. Not like they could threaten him with the same. Lannan tried this tactic earlier in the season but to no avail. Maybe he should have paid the Nationals offense in something more than “Lannan Hug” coupons. John, they aren’t worth anything, especially when you give so many away for free to help you past your loneliness.

Sean Burnett continued his losing ways by throwing pitches that were fouled off into the stands. Those baseballs aren’t cheap, Sean! Stop losing them. However, he did manage to get a statistical win in the game. Ugh, what a loser. Nobody else got a win, Sean. Why do you have to be different? It doesn’t make you cool like us.

Jesus Flores turned in another impressive offensive showing including a home run, despite being taken out of Coors Field. To make up for being at a lower altitude, the team withheld tremendous amounts of oxygen from Jesus for hours before the game as well as during his time in the dugout. We’re not sure if he was playing hard because he likes that feeling, or it’s because Davey Johnson kept telling him to do well if he wanted to breathe again.

The series continues with a late afternoon game on Saturday. I always get nervous playing the Braves, but everyone keeps suggesting it’ll be a cakewalk. They keep saying the Braves pitching will be of Minor quality. I don’t know, I think they have some pretty good major league pitching, but what do I know?

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2 thoughts on “Morse Is A Horse, Of Course, Of Course: Mike Stands Tall Over Braves

  1. […] all around. They got three home runs from people often associated with animals–Michael Morse (horse), Adam LaRoche (deer), and Danny Espinosa (chipmunk, by me right now). The most excitement happened […]

  2. […] may remember a few weeks ago I wrote a post entitled, “Morse is a Horse, Of Course, Of Course.” In tonight’s Nationals game, after Morse homered, a fan was shown holding up a sign […]

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