Found February 17, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
And so, Bryce Harper has provided a lifetime's worth of sometimes intriguing, magical, confusing, maddening, and funny, etc. etc. content on Twitter this offseason. No doubt the Washington Nationals PR staff has no idea what to do with the kid, short of taking away the keys to his Twitter account. Seems like no matter what he says, there's an immediate reaction, most notably certain out of touch newspaper columnists writing that the kid needs to grow up, or certain sports talk radio hosts calling him a huge douche. But on Friday night he Tweeted the above, which doesn't fall into any of the above categores. Instead, it's just pretty damn damn cool. Harper took some of that ~$10M contract he signed with the Washington Nationals and bought his parents a house. And now he's apparently headed for Spring Training (early) on Saturday to prove that he belongs on the Washington Nationals Opening Day roster. We'd be lying if we said we weren't pulling for him. ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
LIVING LEGEND

Stephen Strasburg gets jersey retired at SDSU

(Stephen Strasburg's #37 was retired by SDSU on Friday night. Photo via @AmandaJoy2117) So Stephen Strasburg had his jersey number (37, of course!) retired by San Diego State on Friday night before the baseball team's season opener against Washington. There's Baseball Jesus himself, above, accepting the honor. Apparently Stras threw out the first pitch, too, to someone...

How Danny Espinosa has been preparing for the 2012 season...

In case you were wondering about Danny Espinosa's offseason training regimen, proceed to the video below in which Danny works on his core by doing exercises with ropes and weights and stuff at Starting Line Fitness in California. "I needed something more explosive," explains the guy who could've been NL ROY if not for his 2nd half disappearing act. Let's all...

Sounds like the Nationals are serious about this Take Back the Park thing...

Jayson Werth arrived early to Spring Training with the Nationals on Saturday (like, really early), and made it clear he wants to put his 2011 disaster behind him: doesn't want to dwell on it, but feels more at home now.  His comments got us thinking about home cooking, and the Nationals' Take Back the Park  campaign. Here's Werth's comments on how important he thinks...

Is Edwin Jackson "Clutch" ?

In a must-read blog post, the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore spoke with Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty about his plans for spring training as well as his specific interactions with different Nats starters over the winter. One of the most promising tid-bits that McCatty shared is that they may have pinpointed something in newly acquired starter Edwin Jackson's wind...

Topps Fulfilled My Danny Espinosa RC Auto Redemption Super Duper Fast.

A short while back I acquired a Danny Espinosa 2011 Topps Chrome RC Auto redemption from Robert over at $30 a week habit in what was our eleventy-billionth trade. I quickly redeemed the Espinosa, and Topps informed me the card was scheduled to ship in May. I had no problem waiting, and wasn't at all concerned that this redemption story would turn out like others we've all...

Bryce Harper, 2012 Fantasy Sleeper

Eff it, I’ll get in the hype circle and mosh around a little.  Bryce Harper wasn’t listed in my top 300 for 2012 fantasy baseball.  He wasn’t listed in my top 80 outfielders for 2012 fantasy baseball.  I did drop a Bryce Harper fantasy on you for a rookie nookie outlook thingie-ma-whosie-boobie.  He wasn’t included in my (fill-in any other URL link to another page ...

Jayson Werth turning the page on 2011

VIERA, Fla. — Jayson Werth arrived in Viera, Fla., on Friday night and by early Saturday afternoon he was inside the clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium, getting himself together to go take batting practice with second baseman Danny Espinosa. But before he took his first in-town hacks of the spring, ...

Jackson excited to be a part of Nats' staff

Right-hander Edwin Jackson thought he was going to be a member of the Nationals in 2010. In fact, as a member of the D-backs, he thought he would be part of a three-team trade which involved the Nationals, White Sox and D-backs. But Washington's part in the trade never materialized.

Media Wants To Know: Does Bryce Harper Need To Grow Up?

Over the past few days, multiple media organizations have written posts questioning the maturity and the makeup of baseball's top prospect, Bryce Harper. Whether the critique comes as a result of lack of material for these outlets, or if it is a legitimate concern, is up in the air. However, with athlete's personal lives in the media more than ever before, Harper's life...

Nationals spring training roster

NATIONALS SPRING TRAINING ROSTER No., Pitchers (25), B-T, Ht, Wt 56, Austin Bibens-Dirkx*, R-R, 6-2, 190 17, Sean Burnett, L-L, 6-1, 200 36, Tyler Clippard, R-R, 6-3, 200 48, Ross Detwiler, R-L, 6-5, 185 49, Chad Durbin*, R-R, 6-2, 225 46, Jeff Fulchino*, R-R, 6-5, 285 47, Gio Gonzalez, R-L, ...

Werth arrives early, feels more at home in '12

Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was not expected to be in Spring Training until next week, but his first day in camp turned out to be Saturday. He went right to work, going to the complex and taking batting practice with teammate Danny Espinosa.

As winter turns to spring, Nationals baseball begins anew in Florida

If there was ever a winter to truly be had in the mid-Atlantic this offseason, it'll come to an end Sunday for Washington Nationals fans when the team's pitchers and catchers report to Viera, Fla. So as nameplates are being hung over the lockers at Space Coast Stadium with care, ...

MLB Podcast: Should Bryce Harper Play Opening Day & Other 2012 Storylines

On this week’s episode of the Call To The Bullpen MLB Podcast, Corey and I kick things off by discussing Bryce Harper. Should the Nationals play him Opening Day? Should he start out in AAA? Should he wait until June? We cover all angles. In addition, we discuss the following: Chicago White Sox Preview – including Will Alexis Rios, Adam Dunn and everyone besides Paul Konerko...
Nationals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.