Cleveland Indians outfielder Nyjer Morgan is a character, literally a character. Any not familiar with Mr. Morgan's off field antics may not be familiar with "Tony Plush."
Tony Plush is a bit more than a nickname to Nyjer, it is an entire alter ego. While Nyjer is your typical mild mannered baseball player, Tony Plush is a wild, fun loving, and even occasionally trouble making individual. Most of the time Plush is an entertaining showboater, but other times he may go a little too far with either things that he says, or does on the field. And up until a few days ago the Indians have gotten a very good version of Plush.
At least until he was injured. And as of today the Indians have failed to win a game since he has been hurt. I don't know that Nyjer was the catalyst for that, but I do know that he being played to be the spark plug for the Indians lineup.
But my story is the story behind the Plushbomb. The Plushbomb is something that I created where I place Tony Plush's team photo in other famous photos. Sort of a photobomb Tony Plush style. But this wasn't something I pulled out of mid air. There is a story behind that.
The story goes that during the premiere of one of the Twilight movies Nyjer showed up in full Tony Plush mode and was caught on camera photobombing one of the film's stars on the red carpet. It solidified Morgan as one of the most unique individuals in baseball.
|Indians outfielder Nyjer Morgan photobombing actor Taylor Lautner at the Twilight premiere|
So who am I to deny the man of many Plushes the honor of being one of this website's star? So I created a few more Plushbombs for you to enjoy...