Found June 04, 2012 on Mr. Irrelevant:
Award season: Gio Gonzalez and Bryce Harper take NL May honors. [CSNW] Boswell talks of the Nats, their future, and making the next step. [WaPo] Ryan Zimmerman not seeing the ball well, says he stinks. [Nats Journal] Lacking pop, should Nats hit Harper at cleanup? [Washington Times] Baltimore’s Adam Jones to undergo MRI on right wrist. [SoR] A Jan Vesely report card, including a D+ for court awareness. [WizExtreme] John Wall with the nice finish on an alleyoop from Chris Brown. [Bog] Chris Cooley drops some gems in interview from football camp. [HH] Part 1 of 3: Terps hoops roundtable. [Testudo Times] Radiohead brings lights, cameras to Verizon Center. [WaPo]

Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus on Harper’s Best AB’s

My buddy M.J. Lloyd and I were talking one day about some of our favorite baseball writers. He tossed out a name about one of the guys who was ‘the next big thing’ in his mind, Sam Miller formerly of the OC Register Angels blog. I am starting to become a believer. Miller produced one of my favorite posts of the year thus far at Baseball Prospectus yesterday. It’s called ...

Bryce Harper delivers first career walkoff hit in 12th, earns Gatorade shower

Nationals 7, Mets 6 (12 innings): Weird game. And so, Bryce Harper delivered the first game winning hit of his career in the 12th inning Tuesday night; and Mike Morse delivered a bucket of Gatorade over Bryce Harper's head. (Screencaps via MASN/TV) Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

In which Bryce Harper is compared to Obama, JFK, James Dean, Genghis Khan, and Fidel Castro

Here's an interesting piece from the Financial Times in which the phenom that is Bryce Harper is lumped in with other historical phenoms, including Obama, JFK, James Dean, Amy Winehouse, JD Salinger, Genghis Khan, Fidel Castro, etc. Try this on for size: Phenomenons, like comets, can streak across the sky and disappear without much trace. These past few weeks have seen...

DMV: Bryce Harper’s Walk-Off

Nats beat Mets in 12 on Harper’s walk-off BH, are alone in first. [WaPo, BLS] More fun with the great early numbers Harper is posting. [Nats Insider] A quick roundup of who the Nats picked in rounds 2-15. [Nats Journal] Drew Storen school sports biz reporter Darren Rovell on Twitter. [Bog] O’s win in 10 despite Johnson’s BS, move back to first. [Camden Chat] D.C. Grays to...

Harper delivers walk-off single as Nats edge Mets in 12th inning

WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper got some revenge and gave the Washington Nationals a wild, come-from-behind win Tuesday. Harper struck out in his 11th-inning at-bat against Elvin Ramirez but then hit a bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the 12th against him to give the Nationals a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets. Scott Hairston had given the Mets a 6-5 lead with...

Trout, Harper win May rookie awards

Outfielders Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals were named American League and National League rookies of the month, Major League Baseball announced Sunday. Trout batted .324 with five homers, 16 RBIs and eight stolen bases in May, when he had 11 multi-hit games. Overall, he is hitting .315 with five homers and 19 RBIs after being called...

Mets Bullpen Blows Three Leads, Team Loses in 12

If you watch Sportscenter and see the highlights from this game you will probably be overwhelmed by how amazing Bryce Harper and his walk-off hit was.  I’m sorry, but that’s not the story here.  The story is the Mets bullpen once again letting a win get away from them.  The worst part about tonight though, is that the win got away from them three times… The Mets offense...

BP Unfiltered: Baseball is Predictable, Unpredictable by Ben Lindbergh

The three most recent press releases to appear at Bryce Harper and Mike Trout being the best rookies in baseball? Predictable. Preordained, even. Jim Johnson having a 0.78 ERA and a 17-for-17 record in save opportunities? Not as predictable. Both are why we watch.

Top Ten Right Field Prospects Update #2

The baseball world is captivated by the simultaneous promotions of Bryce Harper and Mike Trout. The comparisons are inevitable, but Trout’s trial last season proves that most prospects fail in their first tryout. Trout came back late in 2011 and started to turn it on. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him continue to perform better than Harper in the short-term....

Rule changes, talent concerns mark baseball draft

There's no Stephen Strasburg or Bryce Harper in this year's baseball draft. There's not even a Gerrit Cole or Danny Hultzen, last year's top two players. Without a clear-cut No. 1 prospect and several significant rule changes in place, teams face some intriguing decisions and an unpredictable first round in this year's draft that starts Monday night. Allotted...

Nationals 7, Mets 6 (12 innings)

WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper hit a bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Washington Nationals a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night. Scott Hairston had given the Mets a 6-5 lead with a solo homer off Ross Detwiler (4-3) in the top of the 12th, but Washington scored twice in the bottom half to rally for the win. The Nationals...

Everybody should feel lucky to live in the Bryce Harper and Mike Trout era

I know its really cool to watch videos and hear stories about players like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson and Ty Cobb, among other great players to ever play the game. At least I didn't have the pleasure of watching them play. For me, a lot of the greatest players I grew up watching ended up being accused of PED's use, and a couple of them coke abuse. So its a huge...

Nats Talk On The Go: Episode 21

In this week's podcast, we talk extensively about the start of the Nats 2012 Amateur Player Draft and what the selection of Lucas Giolito means for the future of the Washington Nationals farm system. We also talk about Tom Gorzelanny, Steve Lombardozzi, and Gio Gonzalez's and Bryce Harper's awards. Subscribe to us on iTunes, download it, or listen below.

A New Draft Day Comes With Big Changes and Challenges

The 2012 MLB Amateur Draft begins today, and it’s a day that many baseball fans look forward to more than the actual season. It’s a chance to see your team’s future in a snapshot, and it gives even the worst teams hope for the future. This year, though, the draft is going to look very different. The Washington Nationals spent the last five years picking in the top ten in...

Name Brands

3 Balls You need not look any further than the most commonly searched names on any popular baseball site to determine which players have big time name recognition.  Some players become multimedia sensations before they ever take the field.  A few reach star status prior to even being drafted or signed from overseas.  Consider that a Google search for “Bryce Harper” returns...
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