T Plush is back and that's alright with us (Video)
APR 01, 2014 9:46a ET
"T Plush" is back ...
That didn't take long.
We didn't see much of Nyjer Morgan's alter ego "Tony Plush" throughout spring training, as the Indians outfielder purposely kept him somewhat subdued as he fought to make his way on to the Indians Opening Day roster.
After a solid spring performance, combined with Michael Bourn's hamstring injury (which landed him on the 15-day disabled list), Morgan made the team. And so did Tony Plush -- according to Morgan.
"I talked to a wise person who told me to understand when to bring him out and not let Tony Plush overtake Nyjer Morgan," he told reporters after finding out he made the team during the final week of spring training. "I know when to bring him out. I'll keep him in the closet a little bit longer."
It happened during Monday night's season opener in Oakland.
With the bases loaded and one out in the ninth, Morgan hit the go-ahead sacrifice fly against A's closer Jim Johnson to cap off a solid night defensively in center field.
His postgame interview, which was his first time on-camera as a member of the Indians, became an instant classic.
If Morgan continues to contribute the way he did in game one, we have no problem seeing "T Plush" for the remaining 161.
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