Twins' Morrison trashes Yankees fans: 'You can't fix stupid'
Mired in a horrific slump to start the season, Morrison, who created a stir last July when he criticized the league for selecting Gary Sanchez to participate in the Home Run Derby, went after New York Yankees fans following Tuesday's 8-3 loss.
"They didn’t like the Gary Sanchez thing with the Home Run Derby," Morrison told Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "But you can’t fix stupid, you know?"
At the time of his comments, Morrison had already surpassed his career high in home runs with 24, but Sanchez, who had hit only 13 home runs at the time, got the call instead.
Due to his Sanchez comments, Morrison said he was prepared for the Yankees faithful to welcome him back with a chorus of common insults during the four-game series.
"I’ve heard a lot of stuff but it’s not original," Morrison said. "It’s, 'You suck,' all that kind of stuff. I mean, they’ll boo me, but other than that."
After a career year with Tampa Bay, Morrison inked a one-year, $6.5-million deal with the Twins this past offseason. He's gotten off to a bad start, however, entering Wednesday hitting just .103/.212/.172 across his first 16 games.