Under Armour is featuring Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper in their new ad campaign, and that’s a smart decision considering Harper’s budding level of superstardom.
Bryce Harper’s campaign video for the upcoming cover of the new MLB 13 video game for Play Station 3 is an impression on The Bachelor. Harper is competing for the cover against a group of other All-Stars including Buster Posey, Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun, Andrew McCutchen, CC Sabathia and Miguel Cabrera.
In Game 2 at St. Louis, Washington Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper applied a large amount of eye black to his face for the glaring afternoon sun.
Yesterday in Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Cardinals, Harper wore special contacts to reduce the sun’s effects and to see the ball clearer. It just so happens that the contacts make his eyes look red.
Harper is looking for every advantage he can get. He was batting .100 (1-for-10) heading into Game 3 of the NLDS.
Years ago, former All-Star Brian Roberts had this to say about the contacts: “You’re able to focus and see the spin and rotation of the ball better. But it freaks people out. You kind of look like Satan.”
Back on July 18, we posted the report of a bat autographed by Washington Nationals rookie outfielder Bryce Harper showed up in Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen’s clubhouse. It didn’t end up there because Guillen was Harper’s number one fan instead because of the previous game he called him out for using too much pine tar, which lead to a whole big saga.
Turned out some of the guys on the Nationals asked Harper to sign the bat then they added the above description to it. Harper was unaware of the prank lead by Adam LaRoche put on. Today a photo of the bat emerged:
“To Ozzie Your my hero!”
In the aftermath of the heated pine-tar war between Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen and Washington Nationals rookie outfielder Bryce Harper, the team presented him with an autograph baseball bat.
The teenage phenom however had no knowledge of the exchange presented Guillen. Nationals Adam LaRoche and his teammates pulled a prank on their All-Star outfielder.
LaRoche later added “To my hero, Ozzie, love you” and his teammates smeared it in pine tar.
“It was funny,” Guillen said in Chicago before playing the Chicago Cubs. “I’ve got a few friends on their side. All those guys were making fun of me. I found out later they made the kid sign the bat. They put the rest.”
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen wasn’t happy with Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper during Sunday’s game, and he let the young rookie know it.
In the top of the fourth inning with the Harper walking to the plate, Guillen began screaming from his perch in the third-base dugout. He was motioning with a bat in his hands and was clearly upset, directing a few choice words Harper’s way.
The feud started when Guillen complained to the umpires after Harper’s first at-bat. He felt the pine tar on his bat went too far up, so the Nationals advised their rookie to use a different one the next time up.
Then in the fourth inning, as Harper walked to the plate, he pointed the bat towards the Marlins dugout and cracked a smile, setting Guillen off.
“I could have said a lot of (stuff) about this kid. I’ve been praising this kid like everyday,” Guillen said. “The last three times they asked me about him, the only thing I said was he’s a great player. What he did (Sunday) was unprofessional.”
Harper refused to make headlines when asked about it afterwards, “He’s a great manager to play for. He’s going to battle for you, no matter what. That’s a manager you want to play for.”
His own manager, Davey Johnson, however, wasn’t pleased with how his counterpart handled things
“Ozzie had complained that the pine tar was too high up on Harper’s bat, so we changed it,” Johnson said. “Then he was still chirping about it. It got on the umpire’s nerves. It got on my nerves. He was trying to intimidate my player, I guess. That’s not going to bother our player. He does what he has to do.”
Guillen said he plans on meeting with Johnson prior to the series finale on Monday to discuss the incident.
Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper and Justin Bieber have teamed up to create a dynamic duo with young fans everywhere, except the Bieb isn’t aware of it. Ever since the Tampa Bay Rays came to Washington DC on Tuesday, Harper has been using Bieber’s new single Boyfriend as his at-bat music and continued banging out hits.
Washington Nationals Bryce Harper’s words have become part of the U.S. political lexicon as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., borrowed Harper’s now-viral phrase “That’s a clown question, bro” to respond to a question Tuesday.
Less than 24 hours have passed since Washington Nationals Bryce Harper was asked by a member of the Toronto press if he was going to enjoy a beer in Canada, where the legal age to drink is 18, to celebrate a monster home run he hit and he uttered the phrase,
“That’s a clown question, bro”.
Now the t-shirt to celebrate Harper’s answer is now available for purchase through Skreened for $24.99.
Major League Baseball has fined Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo an undisclosed amount for his comments about Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels.
Rizzo made the comments Monday in reaction to Hamels admission that he purposely hit Nationals phenom Bryce Harper with a pitch in Sunday’s game.
Among other things, Rizzo told The Washington Post: “I’ve never seen a more classless, gutless chicken(bleep) act in my 30 years in baseball. It was a gutless chicken [bleep] [bleeping] act. That was a fake-tough act. No one has ever accused Cole Hamels of being old school.”
“Cole Hamels says he’s old school? He’s the polar opposite of old school. He’s fake tough. He thinks he’s going to intimidate us after hitting our 19-year rookie who’s eight games into the big leagues? He doesn’t know who he’s dealing with.”
Hamels earned a five-game suspension from MLB for intentionally throwing at Harper and was also was fined.
Baseball phenom Bryce Harper might not be cherishing video of his first major league hit, since it also features Los Angeles Dodgers fan mooning the camera.
The mooning happened in the seventh inning of Saturday’s game between Harper’s Washington Nationals and the Dodgers.
Full count. The pitcher winds up. “The Wave” happens to be passing by home plate. The guy in the third row stands up with the crowd, drops his pants and pulls up his shirt, and there he is.
And less than a second later, there’s Harper smacking a double, for his first ever MLB career hit.
Washington Nationals top prospect Bryce Harper may be only 19 years old and have enormous baseball potential but he sure isn’t everyones most lovable character. The soon to be LeBron James of MLB. Harper doesn’t lack any confidence in himself and that tends to irritate people. When he gets his opportunity to play in the big leagues he wants to ride in the fast like former NFL quarterback Joe Namath.
“I’m going to be my own person,” Harper said in an interview with MLB.com. “There are a lot of professional athletes back in the old days that did what they wanted to do. That’s how I’m going to be. I’m going to prove myself on the field, so I can be that kind of guy off the field.
“I’m not a clown off the field. I just say things … I speak my mind and I think that’s good. If I speak my mind and people know the real me, then they are going to like me more. I’m not a liar. I say things I want to say. That’s how it is, I guess.
“A football player I can name is Joe Namath. … He had that city life and everything like that, but he was one of the best quarterbacks to play the game. I can’t say I’m like Joe Namath. … He went out, he played, but he had fun. He had a night life, he had his own place, I think it was called Bachelors III. He had his own thing that he wanted to do. … He was in the style, he did all those commercials, things like that. He loved it. I think that’s huge. That’s one side of me that I like. I’m not your typical, ‘Hey, I’m going to be Johnny Good.’ You are a baseball player. … I’m going to have fun off the field, too.”
Washington Nationals outfield prospect Bryce Harper was ejected from a Class AA game Wednesday after slamming his helmet to the ground in protest of a called third strike. In 31 games for Harrisburg Senators, Harper has hit .248 with two homers and 22 strikeouts and has committed three errors.
Bryce Harper heard a lot of criticism this month after he puckered up as if blowing a kiss to a pitcher off whom he had just hit a home run.
“I could really care less what people say about me,” Harper said Tuesday as he faced the media for almost seven minutes before Tuesday night’s South Atlantic League All-Star game.
“Everybody is going to write what they want to write; people are going to think what they want to think,” said the outfielder for the Class A Hagerstown Suns. “But my family, my friends … everyone who knows me, knows what type of person I am. And people are going to make assumptions and everything like that, so they can do whatever they want. They don’t know me.”
Harper was picked by the Washington Nationals as baseball’s top overall draft choice a year ago. In what should be his senior year of high school the outfielder is hitting .330 with 14 homers and 45 RBI.
Last years MLB number overall draft pick by the Washington Nationals Bryce Harper has been tearing up his stint in single A for the Hagerstown Suns. In 56 games, Harper is hitting .342 with 42 RBI and a league leading 14 home runs but in his first at-bat on Sunday was hit by Greensboro Grasshoppers pitcher Jheyson Manzueta which caused him to leave the game.
On Monday during the sixth inning he hit a home run of Grasshoppers pitcher Zachary Neal he sent a message as he rounded third bases, he blew him a kiss.
The man famous for assassinating President Abraham Lincoln may now be taking aim at the Washington Nationals. Since the Nationals moved from Montreal/San Juan in 2005 they have average 93 losses and this season their biggest to date with pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg requiring Tommy John surgery.
The connection to such a disastrous start could be traced to Nationals Park which is located on the grounds that the autopsy of Booth was held. He was also buried there for 5 years before the Booth family moved him. In addition, next to the grounds was Fort McNair where four of Booth’s co-conspirators were held and later executed.
Should Bryce Harper concerned?
The Washington Nationals and Scott Boras for the second consective season teamed up at the last minute to sign a mega prospect to a multi million dollar contract.
This year it was Bryce Harper’s turn to reach an agreement worth $9.9 million, getting a $6.25 million signing bonus in five equal payments of $1.25 million: 30 days after appoval and each July 1 from 2011 through 2014. He receives guaranteed salaries of $500,000 each in 2011 and 2012, $750,000 in 2013, $900,000 in 2014 and $1 million in 2015. The deal also includes $2 million in possible roster bonuses.
His signing comes a year after last year’s No. 1, pitcher Stephen Strasburg, received a $15.1 million package from the Nationals. General Manager Mike Rizzo said Harper would report to their rookie Class A club in Viera, Florida, followed by instructional league.
Bryce Harper is a baseball player who has been described as the first pick of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He has been called “the LeBron James of baseball” by Sports Illustrated And has also been referred to as “the Manny Ramirez of swag”. Harper will make his national TV debut LIVE on Fox Sports Net in the Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic this Sunday August 16th at 7:00 PM Central Standard Time.
The game, which will showcase 40 of the nation’s top high school baseball players, will be played at PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres. It will be televised live national to more than 90 million homes. Darren Sutton, televison voice of the Arizona Diamondbacks will call play-by-play while former Houston Astro Craig Biggio will provide analysis.
Harper is a catcher, but also plays shortstop, third base and pitches. He hit a 570-foot home run over a right field fence, two trees, another fence, a sidewalk, five lanes of traffic on elevated South Hollywood Boulevard and yet another sidewalk, until it finally landed in the brown, undeveloped desert.
He is also the first high school sophomore to be named a first team All-American by Baseball America. In 2008, Harper batted .590 with 11 home runs and 67 RBIs in 38 games for Las Vegas High School. In 2009 Harper had a .626 batting average to go along with 14 homers and 55 RBIs.