Found July 19, 2012 on The Jersey Chaser:
Bryce Harper has taken the Major League by storm and has created a storm of his own with Miami Marlin manager Ozzie Guillen. Three years ago, Harper became the youngest baseball player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and he is living up to his hype. The fearless 19-year old is batting third best on his team,taking on clown-reporters (which you may have heard your boyfriend say) and not backing down to outspoken Guillen. Over the weekend, Guillen accused Harper of using too much pine tar on his bat. The Nationals won 4-0 and Guillen called Harper of unprofessional after he retaliated and pointed to his bat in his second-plate appearance. Despite Harper offering no comment, Nationals Adam LaRoche further instigated the fued. LaRoche asked Harper to autograph a bat and later addressed it to Guillen with pine tar smeared all over it. Guillen found humor in the gag gift telling reporters, “It was funny. I’ve got a few friends on their side. All those guys were making fun of me. I found out later they made the kid sign the bat.’”

Nats sent Guillen autographed bat

To lighten the mood after Ozzie Guillen called Bryce Harper "unprofessional," the Nationals sent the Marlins skipper a bat autographed by Harper. 

Why People Love Harper

Sad day for the nation in the wake of the Aurora, Colorado shooting. No weekend preview this week. But something uplifting. Jeff Passan of Yahoo via Deadspin. You love Bryce Harper with your heart. Your heart sees through prescription glasses. Blemishes don’t exist. Harper’s arrogance is endearing, his long swing fixable, his over-aggression something out of which he’ll grow...

'Bryce Harper' Sends Ozzie Guillen Autographed Pine Tar Bat in Prank

Given Bryce Harper's professionalism in dealing with the Cole Hamels situation soon after he came into the big leagues, it shouldn't have been overly surprising to learn that the rookie outfielder had sent Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen an autographed bat in an attempt to smooth things over after their recent run-in. There was one problem, however -- the Harper-autographed...

Bryce Harper: "David Wright was laying on top of me."

MASN's Kristina Akra talked to Bryce Harper after last night's walkoff thriller (video of the interview here); asked if Harper thought about scoring on his game-tying triple in the 10th after the ball rolled to the Mets dugout. Akra: "As you see the ball rolling towards the dugout, how bad did you want to jump up and go home."Harper: "I was tryin'...

Following a loss to the Cubs, Ozzie Guillen had this to say: ‘F**k Chicago’ (video)

Ozzie Guillen’s Miami Marlins just finished up dropping two of three games in the town he used to rule to the hometown Chicago Cubs. Following the game, Ozzie was in no mood to discuss anything related to the Windy City, as evidenced by his terse response to a reporter’s inquiry. The reporter asked Guillen, “Besides [...]

Guillen returns to Chicago as Marlins face Cubs

While climbing into playoff contention still seems very unlikely, the Chicago Cubs have proven plenty formidable over the last three-plus weeks. Travis Wood has been a big part of that success. Looking to win a career-high fifth consecutive start, Wood takes the mound as the Cubs try for a season-best fifth victory in a row Tuesday night in the first of three with the visiting...

Guillen: Trade talk to be expected with Marlins struggling

Manager Ozzie Guillen suggested one remedy for how the Miami Marlins can quash trade rumors: by playing better. Various reports Wednesday had the Marlins talking to the Red Sox about Carl Crawford in a deal that would send Hanley Ramirez and Heath Bell to Boston. Other reports had teams asking the Marlins about pitchers Anibal Sanchez and Josh Johnson and second baseman Omar...

Who would you rather start a Franchise with? Bryce Harper or Mike Trout?

Chicago Tribune You could say as of now, 2012 is the year of the phenom in the MLB. Bryce Harper and Mike Trout have taken the league by storm with their skills on the diamond. Harper was taken 1st overall in 2010 by the Washington Nationals. Trout was taken 25th overall in the 2009 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels. They’re one year removed in the age category with Trout being...

Inside The Park: Ozzie Guillen and His Big Mouth by Bradford Doolittle

Pure as th' expanse of Heav'n; I thither went With unexperienc't thought, and laid me downe On the green bank, to look into the cleer Smooth Lake, that to me seemd another Skie. As I bent down to look, just opposite, A Shape within the watry gleam appeard Bending to look on me, I started back, It started back, but pleas'd I soon returnd, Pleas'...

Marlins 9, Cubs 5

As much as he hates Wrigley Field, Ozzie Guillen had to enjoy this one. Carlos Lee hit a grand slam and the Miami Marlins beat the Cubs 9-5 on Tuesday night, giving Guillen a win in his first game back managing in Chicago. Lee's slam against Travis Wood highlighted a five-run fifth and tied him with Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams for seventh on baseball's career list with...

Generation Next: Top Ten Outfielders 25 and Under

We could separate outfielders into separate positions, but quite frankly not every position has enough players to make the list of five. When we make it ten outfielders for the three position we really see a compelling list of outfielders. The best two young players in the game happen to be in the outfield. They are both center fielders, so center field is obviously...

Dealing may begin soon if Marlins weekend goes bad

After their off-season roster makeover, the Miami Marlins never expected to be 44-48 after 92 games and 10 games out in the division and 6 1/2 out of the wild card. "I think with the talent we have here we should win more games than we have and it hasn't happened," baseball operations president Larry Beinfest said Thursday. Now, the Marlins could decide this weekend...
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