Michael Morse still uses “Take on Me” as his walk-up song


Last night in Seattle, Michael Morse stepped to the plate as the sound of A-Ha‘s “Take on Me” echoed throughout a virtually empty Safeco Field.

It was a different scene from the last time Nats fans saw Morse and “Take on Me” in the same place at the same time.  In the bottom of the eighth inning in the deciding game of the NLDS against St Louis, Nationals fans belted the “Take on Me” lyric in a day or two just as Morse drove a base hit to center field.  It was an awesome moment.

Last night after being introduced to “Take on Me”, Morse crushed a 2-run homer to right field.

In an interview with Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post in January, shortly after his trade to the Mariners, Morse had this to say about whether he would take his signature song to Seattle with him: “I’m 50-50 right now. I feel like that’s something me and the people of D.C. kind of shared. We’ll see how it goes.”

Well, it went.  And he kept the song.

For their part, the Nationals have started playing “Take on Me” during the seventh inning stretch, which, so far, is just kind of weird and awkward.


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