It looks like Michael Morse is enjoying his trip to Taiwan, and the celebrity status that comes with it.
"I feel like Brad Pitt or something," Morse said as he signed autographs for the hundreds of fans waiting to meet Mr. Beast Mode in person.
Morse and Ross Detwiler participated in a signing session at the MLB Clubhouse store in Taipei City. The Nats players, along with teammate Collin Balester, are in Taiwan for the 2011 Taiwan All-Star Series.
"Collin's here, Ross is here, and I'm thankful for the Nationals to bring all of us here," Morse said. "It's a great thing that we're doing. A lot of guys here, we've played against or we've played with in the Minor Leagues, and there are a lot of guys we haven't seen in a long time. But stuff like this brings bonds back together. It shows you that MLB, we're kind of like a family."
The games will be televised for fans back in the states, but with the time change it gets confusing so we’re offering this info directly from MLB.com:
The MLB All-Stars won Game 1 of the exhibition series against the Chinese Taipei national team, which includes Wang, in Taipei, and will play their next game in the city of Taichung on Thursday. Games 2 and 3, played at Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung, will air on Thursday and Friday at 9 p.m. ET on MLB.TV and MLB Network. Games 4 and 5, played at Chengcing Lake Stadium in Kaohsiung, will air on MLB.TV and MLB Network at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday and at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday.
You can tune in to the games tonight, but in the meantime you can check out Morse bringing his fist bump to the people of Taiwan. He also finds a way around the language barrier to complement a fan's shoes. A very Morse thing to do.
video via Nats Enquirer