Washington National’s outfielder Nyjer Morgan is hilarious. White shiny shoes, argyle socks, big diamond earrings – he looks like he should be running a record label, not batting for the Washington Nats. And because of all this, he is my new favorite baseball player. Today, for our June philanthropy issue, we had a photo shoot with five of the Nationals players including Sir Morgan. They were all really personable and cute but Nyjer stole the show. He came in with his own camera crew and did a ridiculous pose every time our flashbulbs would go off. He even interviewed us and then told us about his work with the Kidney Foundation.
I think the best thing about famous people or pseudo-famous people is when they are tremendously silly. So many celebs take their fame soooo seriously. They would never invent an alter gentleman ego like Nyjer did with Tony Plush. He also declared that his DJ name is DJ Nij-Nnn-Nnn-Nnn-Nice, named his car Charlene because she “rides real clean,” and is dedicated to playing baseball in stirrups. The man is a big barrel of ridiculousness and I love it. In a city that is filled with a lot of boring people in blazers, it’s nice to have a world class eccentric slugging the ball for us. We simply must start importing more people from California.