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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

    I think it makes sense that Joe Morgan would be portrayed stealing a base. All the BRM guys were hitters, but only Morgan made second base nearly automatic if he reached first. If my memory serves correctly, whenever he was on first the television screen was nearly always split between the center field camera pointing in at the pitcher/batter and Morgan taking his lead.
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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    I think it makes sense that Joe Morgan would be portrayed stealing a base. All the BRM guys were hitters, but only Morgan made second base nearly automatic if he reached first. If my memory serves correctly, whenever he was on first the television screen was nearly always split between the center field camera pointing in at the pitcher/batter and Morgan taking his lead.
    You are correct. Also at Riverfront the scoreboard would be leading cheers of Go! Go! whenever Morgan reached first.
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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

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    If the Rose statue isn't diving head first into second base, I am going to be quite perturbed. That image embodies 'Charlie Hustle' like none other.
    Third base. He would have to be diving into 3rd.





    I guess home works too.

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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

    Anything less than a statue of Rose bowling over Ray Fosse, would be unjust.
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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Anything less than a statue of Rose bowling over Ray Fosse, would be unjust.
    If we are going to include opposing players, I'd rather see a statue of Pete giving Bud Harrelson the business.

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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

    I agree with the head first slide...but seriously...how do you make that a statue? Something has to connect to the base of it.
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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    I agree with the head first slide...but seriously...how do you make that a statue? Something has to connect to the base of it.
    You make the statue from a shot that takes place a tenth of a second or so later, when Pete is belly down on the ground.

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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

    The proposed statue doesn't exactly scream "Joe Morgan" to me.
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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    The proposed statue doesn't exactly scream "Joe Morgan" to me.
    I think thats my problem with it to. The Bench statue screams "Bench" to me.

    I think something as simply as Morgans batting stance would be cool.
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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

    I still think having him in the act of stealing is fine, but at the same time the prototype shown is pretty mundane. Having him in the act of making his jump...or in his lead-off, with both feet on the turf would be more uniquely Morgan-esque. Him in a batting stance is not very unique, but the picture cited above conjures Joe Morgan, possibly because it was a poster (which I had on my bedroom wall!).
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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve4192 View Post
    If we are going to include opposing players, I'd rather see a statue of Pete giving Bud Harrelson the business.

    But the Reds were losing that game and also lost the series. One could argue that Pete's actions woke up and fired up the entire Mets team and possibly the entire opponent's stadium.
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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY View Post
    Morgan was much more than a base stealer. His bat was lethal, his defense superb, and his mind for the game unparalleled.
    Absolutely. Maybe they should have a series of five statues! Not sure what the "mind for the game" one would look like though.
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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

    Part of the problem with Morgan is there is not really an iconic image of him that easily translates his moment or skill set that can be put into a sculpture. The strongest image is the arm movement. In terms of photos these are the three that come to mind.
    The first is him after swinging and there are a number of similar ones to this:

    Then there is the 75 series.


    And lastly:



    One thought is that they could just do either the 75 or 76 team either in lineup or celebrating.


    Add Sparky to that one of course.

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    Re: Joe Morgan Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    One thought is that they could just do either the 75 or 76 team either in lineup or celebrating.


    Add Sparky to that one of course.
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