Joe Morgan: Fired ESPN Announcer, World’s Largest Chicken Dance Leader

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Everyone’s favorite ex-ESPN announcer Joe Morgan is finding interesting ways to keep our attention since having his face removed from the AA Rushmore. He started by getting his own sports talk radio show. Ha! Nobody listens, though, so there hasn’t been much to say on it. Joe Morgan’s next move is leading chicken dances. No, he’s not coming back to Sunday Night Baseball; these are real live chicken dances, apparently. This Morgan gold comes via The Enquirer (H/T tipster Steve):

Reds great and Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan will lead the annual World’s Largest Chicken Dance at Oktoberfest next Saturday.

Morgan, a 10-time All-Star and National League MVP in 1975 and 1976 when the Reds won back-to-back World Series titles, is the second former Red to lead the Chicken Dance, joining Joe Nuxhall, who did it in 2007.

The dance will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, on Fountain Square.

The organizers of the chicken dance say they were drawn to Morgan because of the way he would flap his back arm while hitting, almost 30 years ago. You can’t make that stuff up. At least this will undoubtedly give rise to stuffjoemorgan.com.

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