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Tony La Russa calls out Nyjer Morgan in his upcoming book

Arizona Diamondbacks v Milwaukee Brewers - Game 5

MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 07: Nyjer Morgan #2 of the Milwaukee Brewers reacts after hitting a double to leadoff the fourth inning off pitcher Ian Kennedy #31 of the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Miller Park on October 7, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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I’m kind of torn here: I find both Tony La Russa and Nyjer Morgan kind of insufferable, so when one calls out the other -- as La Russa does to Morgan in his upcoming book -- I’m not sure what to do!

“When you play a team 18 times during the regular season, there’s bound to be some sparks, especially when both clubs have similarly aggressive styles,” La Russa says about the Brewers. “That’s good competitive action, but what Morgan said in that same tweet - that we’d be watching the postseason on television - didn’t fit into that category, and neither did his actions in that game. What he did was: Unwise. Uncalled for. Not forgotten.”

After the game, Morgan tweeted taunting words about the Cardinals, including a reference to Pujols as “Alberta.”

OK, I have to side with La Russa. For one thing, even if he annoys me sometimes he’s been around the block and is an all-time great. But more importantly -- as I wrote last year -- Nyjer was out-of-bounds and was seriously lacking some self-awareness last year when he cranked up that nonsense.