Nyjer Morgan was supposed to have the appeal to his last suspension heard on Tuesday. Bill Ladson is reporting that that Major League Baseball has bumped it back to next Friday, however. I guess the giant paddle with which they plan to spank him isn’t back from the woodworking shop yet.
In other news, Morgan’s valet and manager, Mr. Fuji, er, I mean Nats’ third base coach Pat Listach was suspended three games today for doing the uncoachmanslike thing of jumping on Chris Volstad during the fight. Of course, Ladson characterizes his role as “going into the pile trying to protect Morgan.”
You say “tomato,” I say “the Nats’ talking points, devised in a vain attempt to keep Listach from getting suspended.”