Found May 11, 2012 on
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Washington Nationals rookie outfielder Bryce Harper has a very divisive personality, but his outburst on Friday is something that all fans will agree was completely stupid of him to do.
In the midst of an 0/5, three strikeout game tonight against the Cincinnati Reds, Harper took out his rage on the Nationals dugout, smashing the side of it with his bat after striking out in the ninth inning against Reds reliever Sam LeCure. In not so predictable fashion, the bat would rebound off of the dugout wall and hit Harper in the face, causing a gash to open up over top of Harper's left eye that would require ten stitches.
Despite the injury, Harper says he's not going to miss any games. I'll give him this: the man not have much common sense, and he might be a little emotional, but he's an absolute gamer. Thank god this wasn't worse, because if the bat hit Harper just an inch or two lower, he could be blind.
[h/t: Eye on Baseball]
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