Found July 01, 2014 on Nationals Enquirer:
...or at least it was ruined in Thomas Boswell's world: "Monday was supposed to be a party for the Nationals, the night Bryce Harper became the final returning piece of their injured roster, the team intact for the first time all year. It was even Harper Bobblehead Night with 10,000 extra fans on hand, some lining up five-and-a-half hours early for the figurine.Instead of “Nothing But Natitude,” Harper’s box could’ve read, “Nothing But Attitude.” The 21-year-old exposed the fissures that have gotten more public between the young star and the Nats. Being back in the Nats’ lineup after two months wasn’t enough for Harper; he wanted to write the lineup, too." (Thomas Boswell, via Washington Post, 6/30/2014) (In the original version of Boswell's story that appeared online Monday night, the second paragraph was about how Harper was going to end up with the Yankees in 4 1/2 years. Fortunately, his editors removed that bit. The headline on the frontpage of the P...

WATCH: Bryce Harper goes deep three times in rehab game

Up above, the video of Bryce Harper's three home run night last night for Harrisburg in Akron. Harper went 4-5 with 3 HR and 5 RBI in what should be his final rehab start before returning to the Nationals on Monday. The timing is perfect, considering Monday's Bryce Harper bobblehead giveaway at Nationals Park. So, did Matt Williams hear about what Harper did Saturday night...

Bryce Harper says he found out about Monday's lineup on Twitter

File under: Stars - They're just like us! Of course Bryce Harper found out about Monday night's lineup on Twitter. Who didn't? "I haven’t talked to nobody about anything, so I have no clue. I know I’m playing left tonight, via Twitter. So I guess, I guess that’s where I’m going."  (Bryce Harper, via video, 6/30/2014) (Screencap...

Bryce Harper slugs three home runs at Double-A, expected to return to Nationals on Monday

Bryce Harper sure seems excited to return to the Nationals’ active roster after missing the past two months following April 29 surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. The 21-year-old outfielder went 4-for-5 with three home runs and five RBI on Saturday night at Double-A Harrisburg, helping the Senators to a 10-4 rout of the Indians’ Eastern League affiliate.

Bryce Harper Crushes Three Homers In Minor League Rehab Start (Video)

Bryce Harper had a considerable setback in April when he was forced to undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. It looks like his thumb is better now. The Washington Nationals outfielder batted third in the designated hitter spot for Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday and put up a  ridiculous stat line, going 4-for-5 with three home runs and five RBIs in a 10-4 Harrisburg...

Bryce Harper complains about Matt Williams’ lineup

Bryce Harper did not even wait a game to begin questioning his manager’s lineup. Harper returned to the Nationals’ lineup Monday after returning from surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. Manager Matt Williams had him starting in left field and batting sixth. Harper was not a fan of either decision. When asked […]

Does Bryce Harper have a point about the Washington Nationals lineup?

Bryce Harper finally made his long-awaited return to the Washington Nationals on Monday night, after a wildly successful rehab stint down in the minors. It didn’t take long, though, for him to make waves with his comments, as he (somewhat subtly) criticized the lineup that was rolled out by manager Matt Williams. Now, the Nats have managed to hang around in the National League...

Bryce Harper and Nate McLouth pose with Big Ten mascots

Yep. — MLB Fan Cave (@MLBFanCave) July 1, 2014 So the Big Ten Mascots were in Washington on Monday to welcome Maryland to the fold, and made an appearance at Nationals Park, too. Here are a couple of 'em posing with Bryce Harper and Nate McLouth before Monday's game. Sources say Brutus Buckeye also had issues with Matt Williams'...

Bryce Harper returns from injury as Nationals thump Rockies, 7-3

The red helmet cratered into the dirt behind third base and skittered toward the outfield, discarded in a burst of energy and glee, like wrapping paper on Christmas morning. Bryce Harper sprinted for home, his slicked-back hair holding on for dear life. Ian Desmond had scorched the ball into the left field corner, and now it zipped toward the catcher, hopeless against Harper’s...

Photo: Check out Bryce Harper's protective 'oven mitt'

(Thanks to Michele Kettner and “Jayson Werth’s Beard” Twitter feed)   #MittMonday — Jayson Werth’s Beard (@JWerthsBeard) July 1, 2014   In Monday night’s game against Colorado, Bryce Harper celebrated his return to the lineup with an RBI single in the 4th inning. While on the basepaths, he wore a protective pad similar to the one Ryan Zimmerman...

Nats Cruise Past Rockies in Harper’s Return

They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. But tonight, the Washington Nationals realized just how much they had been missing without Bryce Harper. Impressive showings from thumb injury brothers Harper and Ryan Zimmerman, who figured prominently in a five-run sixth inning, led the Nats (44-38) to a huge 7-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies (36-47) in Harper...

Bryce Harper hits 3 homers in rehab game

Bryce Harper went 4-for-5 with three home runs and five RBIs in a rehab game with the Double-A Harrisburg Senators. Check it out.

Bryce Harper Launches Three Home Runs During Rehab Game

It would seemed to the untrained (and trained) eye, that Bryce Harper’s rehab progress is on track. The latest bit of evidence we have is Bryce hitting three home runs and finishing the day going 4-5 with 3 HR and 5 RBI’s during a game this Saturday. The game should be his last rehab game and he should be returning to the Nationals lineup on Monday, barring any setbacks. During...

Video: Ian Desmond makes Rockies pay

Disrespected! Up above, Ian Desmond makes the Rockies pay for intentionally walking Bryce Harper ahead of him to load the bases in the sixth inning. Desmond's bases-clearing double gave the Nats a 5-2 lead in an eventual 7-3 win. Apparently Rockies manager Walt Weiss didn't read the scouting report: Desi!! @IanDesmond20, who is now 6-for-6 with the bases loaded this...

Strasburg Brilliant as Nats Demolish Rockies

In the two games since his return, Bryce Harper has not been transcendent at the plate, but he sure seems to have inspired his teammates. The Washington Nationals (45-38) controlled all phases of the game today, reaching base 17 times and giving up just one run, as Stephen Strasburg tossed an amazing 7.2 innings against the Colorado Rockies (36-48) and led his team to an easy 7-1...

Washington 7, Colorado 3; 30 June 2014 (Washington 44-38, Colorado 36-47)

Photo Credit: After a rare Sunday off, the Nationals commenced an eight-game home-stand with a Monday night matchup against the Rockies. Washington welcomed back left-fielder Bryce Harper to the lineup, and also saw Ryan Zimmerman go back to his familiar spot at third base. Jordan Zimmermann started for the Nationals, while the Rockies sent rookie left-hander Yohan...
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