Charlie Morton would like to clarify that he is not, in fact, the owner of Morton's Steakhouse
You probably know Charlie Morton as a starting pitcher, a 10-year Major League veteran who will take the mound for the Astros in ALCS Game 3 at Yankee Stadium on Monday (8 p.m. ET on FS1). Something you might not know about Morton, though, is that his family owns Morton's Steakhouse, a chain with over 70 locations across the U.S. Well, at least according to Wikipedia they do:
The final sentence of that paragraph was added to Morton's Wikipedia page back on April 28, 2016. There's just one problem: It isn't actually true.
As Morton explained in his press conference on Sunday, neither he nor his family had anything to do with Morton's Steakhouse -- someone (specifically Wikipedia user "Pirateperch") added it to his page as a prank. And just who might Pirateperch be? Morton has a pretty good idea:
"I feel like I might know who the culprit is, but I don't want to say so. There's a former Pirate that loved to get on Wikipedia, a former right-handed relief pitcher who threw a lot of sinkers, and he's really tall. I'm not saying that's him, either, because I don't have the facts."
Morton may not want to speculate, but that doesn't mean we can't. Based on Morton's description, the editing vandal must have 1) played with Morton during his seven years in Pittsburgh, 2) be a right-handed reliever and 3) be tall. Based on the above criteria, one name jumps out: Jared Hughes, the 6-foot-7 righty who played for the Pirates from 2010-2016 before signing with the Brewers in April. (He even throws his sinker some 75 percent of the time.)
Click on the clip above to get the full story, and stay tuned for further developments in the Mystery of the Century.