Cedric 3/24/08It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
Reds Fan Since 1971
Harper has actually been hitting the curveball very well this year according to fangraphs. The average speed of the curves he has faced this year is 76.2 MPH.
Since many (including me) were quick to post evidence of Harper's jerkiness, I thought it was only fair to post evidence of Harper's non-jerkiness. I stumbled across this video on youtube today. Harper makes a young Reds fan's day at GABP.
How do we know he's not Mel Torme?
Just stole one of JV's fans.
Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
All the dishes rattle in the cupboards when the elephants arrive
Another positive, albeit heartbreaking, story involving Harper.
"I can make all the stadiums rock."
I know a lot of people are talking about his on-base percentage (.308 in 2008), but I like to think more in terms of him his in-scoring position percentage. - Our Beloved Manager
Of all stories from pro sports, these are always the ones I love reading.
Pro players have such a gift to share, it's inspiring to read the stories of the athletes that get it.
Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand