PITTSBURGH, PA -- When Bryan Morris arrived to the field in Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon, the right-hander went about his normal pregame activities. That was until Triple-A trainer Bryan Housand told him to go to the Manager's office.
"[Dean Treanor] sat me down and he just looked at me and said, ‘Are you ready to go tonight?’ I said, ‘Yes, sir.’ And he said something about the bullpen catcher, and he was like, ‘well, the big league bullpen catcher is pretty good.’ It shocked me at first. I was like, ‘Wait. What did you just say?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah. You heard me.’ He got up, shook my hand and actually bear hugged me. It was a pretty intense moment. It was good, it was exciting," Morris recalled in the Pirates Major League clubhouse on Sunday.
The first person Morris shared the news with was his wife, Chelsea, who was at the ballpark. The next were his parents.
"They were excited," Morris said with a smile. "It’s been a while since I’ve actually heard my Dad cry. It was a ...