Found February 25, 2012 on
VIERA, FLA. (AP) - When Bryce Harper got to the clubhouse for Washington's first full-squad workout of spring training, his teammates had delivered a not-so-subtle message. The nameplate on his locker said, "Joe Namath, No. 12."Harper wasn't bothered a bit by those who thought he went a little far by ...
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VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Bryce Harper knew this was coming. When he arrived at the clubhouse for Washington's first full-squad workout of spring training, his teammates sent him a not-so-subtle message.
Here's something the Washington Nationals don't talk much about, the flip side of the question, "Should Bryce Harper be our Opening Day right fielder?"
If Harper doesn't make the club, the Nats' third outfield position spot likely would rotate between veterans with far less upside.
That's fine if the Nats intend to devote 2012 to another year of development...
As covered extensively earlier on DC Sports Bog, above is Bryce Harper, the Cowboys fan, wearing a Redskins t-shirt in camp with the Nats on Friday. Photo by @DanHellie. Of course, this stunt will backfire on young Mr. Harper somehow.
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Kilgore reported that Bryce Harper entered the Nats clubhouse in a Duke shirt Friday morning, but by the afternoon, all that unpleasantness had been avoided. The noted Cowboys fan and D.C. sports fan antagonist was finally sporting burgundy and gold. And two TV reporters who couldn’t find their way to Nats Park — Dan Hellie and Dave Feldman — were there to record the image...
Instead of having his name over his locker, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper had a nameplate reading "Joe Namath No. 12."