Presenting the Japanese adventures of Nyjer Morgan and his sidekick, 'Sushi'
Remember Nyjer Morgan? The former Pirates, Nationals and Brewers outfielder, aka T-Plush, was one of MLB's most eccentric characters from 2007-12. He won the 2011 NLDS with a walk-off single and also played hockey at the Major Junior level in Saskatchewan as a teenager.
So what is Morgan doing now? Japan. He's been tearing it up for the Yokohama DeNa BayStars of Nippon Professional Baseball's Central League, posting a slash line of .303/.383/.466 so far. And judging by a series of photos he posted to Twitter Monday morning, he's also forged a inspiring friendship with his interpreter, "Sushi."
His nickname didn't come about because of a stereotype regarding Japanese cuisine; his name is Atsushi Nagamata, and "Sushi and Plush" is definitely one of the most heartwarming buddy movies we've seen in a while.
Here's Sushi and Plush experiencing Japan's venerated rail transport system:
PLUSH AND SUSHI!!!! MY SIDEKICK pic.twitter.com/4DJ8YXOj7S- Nyjer Morgan (@TheRealToneP) August 5, 2013
Here they are repping their respective nicknames in hand sign form on what appears to be a dock:
Sushi and PLUSH. S and T pic.twitter.com/TFMVkLbBkX- Nyjer Morgan (@TheRealToneP) August 5, 2013
And here they are, with an unidentified third character, posing for what could easily be the back cover of the "best of" compilation VHS:
We can't wait to see what adventures Sushi and Plush will embark on next …