Photos via 22Fresh.com and SonsofSteveGarvey.com
WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Nationals slugger Michael Morse is nicknamed "Beast Mode." Phillies outfielder Juan Pierre is also calling himself "Beast Mode," and recently took his claim to the nickname a bit further than Morse ever has.
A man of God, Pierre launched the website BeastModeForChrist.com. The site sells shirts, offers inspirational video messages from Pierre himself and includes this blurb in the about section.
"Before I got saved I always thought Christians were soft especially
Christian athletes. So once I got saved and developed a personal
relationship with Jesus Christ, I realized that Jesus is a Beast. Jesus
isn't soft by any means."
Morse has gear available on the ever-popular baseball apparel website 22Fresh.com and his roots to "Beast Mode" can be traced back to June 16, 2011 by The Post's Dan Steinburg. SonsofSteveGarvey.com have traced back Pierre's nickname to 2009, but the outfielder isn't as widely known for the moniker as Morse is.
I won't blast Pierre for embracing the nickname and putting it to good use. But when you type in Juan Pierre's name into Google, "Beast Mode" is not one of the 10 fill-ins that automatically come up. For Morse, "Beast Mode" is ranked seventh.
Pierre is 34-years-old and is 5-foot-11, 175 pounds (soaking wet). Michael Morse on the other-hand is 6-foot-5, 245 pounds. Beasts on the baseball field hit home runs...like a lot of them. Pierre has only 16 in his 13-year career.
I'm in favor of the two settling this once and for all, with a Billy Madison like competition.
Which player deserves "Beast Mode"?