Found July 06, 2013 on Nationals Enquirer:
And so, after Davey Johnson made his intentions to sit Bryce Harper for the rest of the weekend clear on Friday night, Harper sent a joking text to Davey demanding a trade: Harper text to Davey last night: "Play me or trade me." Davey: "Since trading him is out of the question, guess he's playing." — Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) July 6, 2013 Harper played. Harper made a difference (1-2, 3 RBI, walk,  game-tying sac fly, great catch). Harper was "pretty serious" about what he texted to Davey (pffft!): Bryce Harper on his "play me or trade me" text to Davey: "I was pretty serious about what I said. I want to play every single day." — James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) July 7, 2013 He reiterated that sentiment in his postgame interview on MASN (video here). Meanwhile, Bryce Harper has been voted-in as youngest All-Star starter ever... (Screencap of Bryce Harper via MASNSports.com video) Befriend Nats Enqui...
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