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From The Big Red to the Dancing Machine

The Chicken Dance! It’s the signature move of retirement homes and Octoberfest celebration all over the country. It’s not going to show up in any music videos…or at least I don’t think it will, and it’s not going to make it into the hot night clubs in LA or New York City…the Chicken is not for everybody. It was my Nana’s favorite and she did it will grace and style...like a Ginger Rogers or…Joe Morgan. Joe Morgan?

Recently, the Hall of Famer and member of the World Series champion Big Red Machine led the world’s biggest Chicken Dance.

Now, many former big leaguers go into broadcasting, others return to the field as managers and coaches. Some retired players are content to stay at home and enjoy life after baseball with a steady golf game, friends and family…and some DANCE!

Joe Morgan played the game hard every time he stepped inside the lines. He was a gamer and helped that Big Red Machine become champions and one of the best teams ever to play in the Majors…watching him lead the Chicken Dance, you can see that the player my have retired, but the competitor remains very much in the game.

In the entertainment business you are told, “Hey, to give the crowd their money’s worth you gotta commit!” Joe Morgan did just that and you have to respect it.

There is really no way to look cool clapping your hands, flapping your arms as if they were chicken wings and shaking your backside down to the ground, but Mr. Morgan seemed to have fun…and that’s the best way to pull it off. My Nana would have been proud of him.

The Chicken Dance! It’s the signature move of retirement homes and Octoberfest celebration all over the country. It’s not going to show up in any music videos…or at least I don’t think it will, and it’s not going to make it into the hot night clubs in LA or New York City…the Chicken is not for everybody. It was my Nana’s favorite and she did it will grace and style...like a Ginger Rogers or…Joe Morgan. Joe Morgan?

Recently, the Hall of Famer and member of the World Series champion Big Red Machine led the world’s biggest Chicken Dance.

Now, many former big leaguers go into broadcasting, others return to the field as managers and coaches. Some retired players are content to stay at home and enjoy life after baseball with a steady golf game, friends and family…and some DANCE!

Joe Morgan played the game hard every time he stepped inside the lines. He was a gamer and helped that Big Red Machine become champions and one of the best teams ever to play in the Majors…watching him lead the Chicken Dance, you can see that the player my have retired, but the competitor remains very much in the game.

In the entertainment business you are told, “Hey, to give the crowd their money’s worth you gotta commit!” Joe Morgan did just that and you have to respect it.

There is really no way to look cool clapping your hands, flapping your arms as if they were chicken wings and shaking your backside down to the ground, but Mr. Morgan seemed to have fun…and that’s the best way to pull it off. My Nana would have been proud of him.