SAN FRANCISCO -- Michael Morse got a sneak peak at the World Series ring thanks to former teammates Madison Bumgarner and Tim Hudson, who got on FaceTime with Morse the night of the ring ceremony at AT&T Park.
Morse, now a Marlin, can't wait for his chance to show off the ring. What's he going to do with it after a pre-game ceremony on Thursday?
"Oh man, wear it!" he said. "I'm going to wear it everywhere. It's going to be tough to take that thing off. That little piece of jewelry means a lot to me."
Morse left San Francisco on good terms -- "really, really, really good terms," he said -- and that'll lead to a second reunion with the organization. When the Giants visit the White House on June 4, Morse will be there, taking advantage of a Marlins off day. He said it means a lot to him that the Giants are going so far to recognize his accomplishments in one season in orange and black. That includes his game-tying homer in Game 5 of the NLCS. He admitted Thursday that Pat Neshek was the one Cardinal he really didn't want to face.
"This organization is first class, and what we did last year was pretty memorable," Morse said. "If you asked me if I would expect (an on-field ceremony) I would say definitely not."
Morse was in the lineup at first base Thursday, hitting sixth. As part of a four-game series here, he may get a chance to face Bumgarner, who called him shortly after picking up his ring early last month. Morse flashed a wide smile when asked about the potential of that matchup.
"If I get a hit, man ..." he said. "Oof, I can't wait."