Ensberg Sighting and Questions! Get This…Posted: August 14, 2010
I want you to know that I have not forgotten about you. In fact, part of my time away has been about you. But that may come a little later. For now, why don’t we get back to some baseball and answer some of the main questions I have seen you come up with.
1. Jeff wrote: I have a question for you Morgan. Reading your blog, you have shown a great mind for strategy and the social game in the clubhouse. It seems to me that someone with your baseball smarts would make a fantastic manager if you were given a chance. Have you ever thought of managing?
Jeff I would love to manage. It doesn’t seem as easy as one would think. I am not sure how teams go about finding talent to manage, coach, or be in the front office. If we lived in a perfect world I would be able to find a mentor who could guide me to where my talents fit the best.
2. Tim wrote: Why do batters so frequently take called third strikes with men on base and the game on the line? Swing the stinking bat.
This probably has many answers, but I think there are usually 3 main reasons. The first is that the were not ready to swing the bat. Their hands weren’t back or they weren’t ready to “fire” which results in not seeing the ball as early. The second is that they guess and the guy throws something else. The third is that the umpire previously didn’t call that pitch so he laid off of it.
3. K9 asked: – is it coincidence or grand plan that many former Astros go to philly?
I don’t know. My speculation is that Ed Wade is most familiar with the Philly players or he is trusting of the people inside that organization. I can understand that. Some teams seem to have relationships where they trade a lot. As I was coming up, it seemed like every trade the Astros made was with Detroit.
4. Bo asked: Do you have any stories about cards of yourself or of other players?
I sure do Bo. There is a card out there with Adam Everett’s face on it. What do you have on that one?
5. My kids asked: Dada, can we go to the batting cage?
I tell them that we can go to the batting cage. It is really cool that they like to play baseball although I wouldn’t care if they didn’t like it. My dad has been asked numerous times, “What did you do that helped Morgan get to the Big Leagues?” His answer, “Is you boy asking you to go to the park and play or are you asking him to go and play at the park?”