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Thread: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by VottoFan54 View Post
    Bryce Harper had a rough day today. He was 0-7 with 5 Ks in the Nationals loss to the Yankees.
    Probably left his cape at home. He won't forget it again.
    It'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...
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark View Post
    Probably left his cape at home. He won't forget it again.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by VottoFan54 View Post
    Bryce Harper had a rough day today. He was 0-7 with 5 Ks in the Nationals loss to the Yankees.
    I was there and saw it in person. He couldn't touch an Andy Pettite slow breaking balls. That's all he threw him and he just kept waving at them. At one time Pettite had struck him out three times on 11 pitches. Just the normal learning curve for a rookie. In the long run he will be just fine.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I was there and saw it in person. He couldn't touch an Andy Pettite slow breaking balls. That's all he threw him and he just kept waving at them. At one time Pettite had struck him out three times on 11 pitches. Just the normal learning curve for a rookie. In the long run he will be just fine.
    I wonder if he will be fed a steady diet of those pitches until he can adjust.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    I wonder if he will be fed a steady diet of those pitches until he can adjust.
    A pitcher would be crazy not to until he proves he can hit the slow breaking stuff.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    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.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    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?

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Just stole one of JV's fans.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Another positive, albeit heartbreaking, story involving Harper.

    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/2013070552807226/
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    Another positive, albeit heartbreaking, story involving Harper.

    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/2013070552807226/
    This is going to make it pretty hard to continue to not like Harper.

    A true act of kindness. Well done, Bryce.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    Another positive, albeit heartbreaking, story involving Harper.

    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/2013070552807226/
    I have met the little boy once, and I know the boy's father, grandparents, etc very well... A great loving family! They are from Ohio (Reds country) and love their Buckeyes. I hope they are comforted during these tough times! Just a terribly sad situation that breaks my heart for such a sweet child.
    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

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    This is going to make it pretty hard to continue to not like Harper.

    A true act of kindness. Well done, Bryce.
    I'm a pretty cynical guy but I have to admit when I got to the part where Harper asked for Gavin's autograph, it got a little dusty in here.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    This is going to make it pretty hard to continue to not like Harper.

    A true act of kindness. Well done, Bryce.
    Great story, that 20 year old man child is maturing quickly.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    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.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    I'm a pretty cynical guy but I have to admit when I got to the part where Harper asked for Gavin's autograph, it got a little dusty in here.
    I cried like a baby reading this story
    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


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