July 30, 2014

PHOTOS: Michael Morse, Thanks for the Memories

Washington Nationals fans are going to miss this smile. It is always hard to say goodbye to favorite players.

Thank you Michael Morse for your dedication, enthusiasm, hard work, position flexibility, your samurai cobra snake pose and matching bobblehead, swag, getting on Twitter, Beast Mode and a re-newed love of A-Ha’s “Take on Me.” We wish you the best of luck with your new (old) team in Seattle.

Here are a few of our favorite photos of Mr. Beast Mode. Thanks for the memories…..

Michael Morse's Curtain Call During Last Nats Home Game 2011 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse’s Curtain Call During Last Nats Home Game 2011 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse doing his samurai cobra snake pose - Seattle Mariners v. Washington Nationals, 6/21/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse doing his samurai cobra snake pose – Seattle Mariners v. Washington Nationals, 6/21/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse in Beast Mode (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse in Beast Mode (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse curtain call after his home run - Last Game of Regular Season-Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 3, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse curtain call after his home run – Last Game of Regular Season-Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 3, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse always tapped the top of helmet after a hit, 8/17/2011. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse always tapped the top of helmet after a hit, 8/17/2011. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Morse singled and started rally. He's communicating with the dugout here to keep rally going. Seattle Mariners v. Washington Nationals, 6/23/2011 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Morse singled and started rally. He’s communicating with the dugout here to keep rally going. Seattle Mariners v. Washington Nationals, 6/23/2011 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Fans love Beast Mode, 9/19/2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Fans love Beast Mode, 9/19/2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

1B Michael Morse gets the throw to SS Ian Desmond to get Justin Smoak out at 2B - Seattle Mariners v. Washington Nationals, 6/21/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

1B Michael Morse gets the throw to SS Ian Desmond to get Justin Smoak out at 2B – Seattle Mariners v. Washington Nationals, 6/21/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse had eye black everywhere - Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse had eye black everywhere – Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

"Batting Stance Guy" imitating Nats Michael Morse's "new" batting stance at ziMS 3rd Annual "A Night at the Park" at Nationals Park, June 14, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

“Batting Stance Guy” imitating Nats Michael Morse’s “new” batting stance at ziMS 3rd Annual “A Night at the Park” at Nationals Park, June 14, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse douses Bryce Harper after his first MLB walkoff! 6/5/2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse douses Bryce Harper after his first MLB walkoff! 6/5/2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

It was great to see Michael Morse in the dugout while he was on the DL, 4/17/2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

It was great to see Michael Morse in the dugout while he was on the DL, 4/17/2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nats fans showing their love for Michael Morse, 10/12/2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nats fans showing their love for Michael Morse, 10/12/2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse, Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman congratulating Laynce Nix on walk-off win  - Seattle Mariners v. Washington Nationals, 6/23/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse, Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman congratulating Laynce Nix on walk-off win – Seattle Mariners v. Washington Nationals, 6/23/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse, 6/19/2011 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse, 6/19/2011 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse - Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse at NatsFest, March 2011  (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse at NatsFest, March 2011 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse and fiance Jessica at ziMS 3rd Annual "A Night at the Park" at Nationals Park, June 14, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse and wife Jessica at ziMS 3rd Annual “A Night at the Park” at Nationals Park, June 14, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse smiling on his Bobblehead Day - Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, August 5, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse smiling on his Bobblehead Day – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, August 5, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Comments

  1. Cheryl, thanks for posting these great photos. It’s no secret Michael is my favorite player … his moving to Seattle won’t change that. I feel badly that he will not get to reap the benefits of his hard work while playing for the Nats. But I know he wanted to play everyday and now he still can. I will be a die-hard forever Nats fan but Michael Morse will always be my favorite player.

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  1. [...] Nats fans have been lucky so far in the franchise’s history in D.C. that hasn’t been the case. Generally, with a few notable exceptions, the Nationals players have been friendly, outgoing and willing to interact with the fans and community. That’s why it’s so hard to see a player who is often injured, with very obvious flaws in his game and no position available like Morse go. He put himself out there. He showed his personality. He Tweeted with fans. He used the cheesy marketing slogans in a non-ironic manner and let folks know that he cared. (See photos). [...]

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