Sad day in the world of baseball blogs: Fire Joe Morgan is no longer.
In a post from yesterday, Ken Tremendous - aka TV writer Michael Schur of “The Office” - wrote:
We started this site with two purposes: to make each other laugh, and to aid and abet the Presidential campaign of Bob Barr. Although we failed in the latter goal, we gleefully succeeded in the first, and thanks to a grassroots internetty word-of-mouth kind of a deal, we appear to have positively affected the lives of actual citizens as well, which astonishes and delights us to this day. We really never thought FJM would be for anyone but us. We are thrilled and kind of humbled to have been proven wrong.
Schur cited professional and personal obligations as the reason for shutting things down. Or maybe they just felt their mission was somewhat complete. There’s percolating discussion that ESPN may be finally ready to pull the plug on the Morgan-Jon Miller tandem in the Sunday Night Baseball booth. The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman recently reported:
What's coming to light is how unpopular Morgan has become with many of his ESPN colleagues, who are less than thrilled with the way he prepares for a telecast. Some of them also don't respond well to what they call Morgan's haughty attitude, which he has displayed during some of his more outspoken performances in internal ESPN meetings.
Schur’s reaction to the news: “OMFHWOMSHIFHPSKSHHGCDOSAG!!!!!!”
Nobody did media watch dogging with the hilarity, vulgarity, and intensity of the FJM folks.