Originally Posted by kaldaniels
Both guys were going after the ball which caused the contact. They were tangled for a bit and then Nyjer does shove the guy off with his glove. Not to harm, but more as a "get your paws off me" shove. Now I know Morgan's shove was uneccessary, but the fan kinda pinned Nyjer's glove in the bend of his arm for a second, hence the (harmless) jab a moment later. Simply the results of 2 young males coming into accidental physical contact going after a valuable (for different reasons) object. Hardly assault in my book...and I sure don't like the kneejerk thread title accusing a player of such.
Having said that I applaud the fan's actions and this only strengthens the case that Morgan is a punk.
Pretty much spot-on...
Nyjer regressed to his true form (he's a b-word), but wasn't malicious in his physical behavior... The fan stood his ground appropriately.
Not a lot to see here, but there probably will be minor financial or sit-your-butt-on-the-bench'ial repercussions for Morgan.
Too bad the Cubs are so crappy. The Reds are on their way to developing heated rivalries with pretty much all of their Central opponents...