August 27, 2014

FORMER NATS: Michael Morse Returns to Seattle

Former Washington National and fan favorite, Michael Morse returned to Seattle for Mariners Fan Fest this weekend. We are only a few hours away from Seattle so made a last minute decision to drive over for fan fest when Morse was added to the schedule.

Morse signed autographs for 500 lucky fans on Saturday along with third baseman Kyle Seager and outfielder Michael Saunders. It was great to see the Beast settle back into his old stomping ground. Fans embraced him and welcomed him back with open arms.

One fan gave Morse a hard ticket from the 2005 game when Morse got his first MLB hit. A very nice gesture and Michael and his wife were very appreciative. We also saw a fan in line wearing a Nationals Morse jersey.

The trio were in a Q&A with fans later in the day and Morse was introduced to his signature tune, “Take On Me” by A-ha. It brought a smile to my face.

Seeing Morse’s smile (see photos below) was well worth the trip. We wish Morse the best of luck in Seattle!

Michael Morse, Kyle Seager and Michael Saunders sign autographs for fans at Mariners FanFest at Safeco, 1/26/2013 - Former National Michael Morse returns to the Seattle Mariners and welcomed back by fans (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse, Kyle Seager and Michael Saunders sign autographs for fans at Mariners FanFest at Safeco, 1/26/2013 – Former National Michael Morse returns to the Seattle Mariners and welcomed back by fans (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Former National Michael Morse signed his 2005 Mariners photo for fans at Mariners FanFest at Safeco, 1/26/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Former National Michael Morse signed his 2005 Mariners photo for fans at Mariners FanFest at Safeco, 1/26/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse, Kyle Seager and Michael Saunders sign autographs for fans at Mariners FanFest at Safeco, 1/26/2013 - Former National Michael Morse returns to the Seattle Mariners and welcomed back by fans (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse, Kyle Seager and Michael Saunders sign autographs for fans at Mariners FanFest at Safeco, 1/26/2013 – Former National Michael Morse returns to the Seattle Mariners and welcomed back by fans (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

 

 

 

 

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)

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