Hey, on the field Joe Morgan was, in most people's opinions, second only to Rogers Hornsby amongst second basemen all time.
But in the broadcast booth, Morgan comes across as a relentless self-promoter and expounder on all things incorrect.
Morgan has inspired at least two separate websites dedicated to how bad he is as an announcer, including firejoemorgan.com and joemorgansaid.com.
One of my chief qualms with Morgan has always been his refusal to acknowledge the advances in baseball statistics when, in fact, those advances are the very ones that show him to be an even greater player than he actually was.
Then I read this, from Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated:
"The disconnect between Morgan the player and Morgan the announcer is one that I’m just not sure anyone has figured. Bill James tells a great story about how one time Jon Miller showed Morgan Bill’s New Historical Baseball Abstract, which has Morgan ranked as the best second baseman of all time, ahead of Rogers Hornsby. Well, Morgan starts griping that this was ridiculous, that Hornsby hit .358 in his career, and Morgan never hit .358, and so on. And there it was, perfectly aligned—Joe Morgan the announcer arguing against Joe Morgan the player."