Found May 11, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
PLAYERS: Bryce Harper

From The Nats Enquirer:

That's not eyeblack: Bryce Harper had blood dripping down his face in the 8th inning of Friday night's Nats-Reds game after being cut above his left eye. So what the heck happened?

As the Washington Times' Amanda Comak explained, Harper smashed a bat against a wall after making an out. Manager Davey Johnson said the bat came back and hit Harper in the face.

Harper needed 10 stitches to close the cut, and he could miss a few games, according to Johnson. 

"I'm fine," said Harper, who added that he doesn't want to miss any time.

The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore described the scene after the game, saying Harper had a golf ball-sized lump over his eye, and clumps of blood in his hair.

Harper had suffered through his worst night with the Nats on Friday. He went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts while leaving five on base. To add insult to injury, Davey Johnson benched Harper in favor of Xavier Nady as a defensive replacement in the 9th inning.


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  • Intense! and what a moron
  • Another example of childish, spoiled rotten little crybabies making millions while good hard working people lose everything. Lets all boycott professional sports until their salaries are less than surgeons that save peoples lives everyday. It kind of sickens me to be an American in todays America. Pride, Dignity, Honor have left our country, lets bring them back before it is too late.
  • Another example of a spoiled rotten little crybaby. We should boycott pro sports until these childish idiots make less money than surgeons that save lives everyday. Pride, Honor, Dignity have left America and it is well past time we regain these lost virtues.
  • @nyochre: I agree. Pride, dignity, honor, trust, common sense, etc. has gone downhill since the ignorant masses elected the current "me, me, me, me" President who sets the example by pointing fingers at everything the goes wrong and takes credit for the good done by others. Hopefully the ship will be righted in November and he can go back to his criminal friends in Chicago.
  • You see enemies everywhere. Even in articles about baseball. Hope you feel better one day.
  • You really think it's because of the current clown in office and someone new will restore these things? Keep dreaming. We've been headed this way for decades. As for baseball which this story is about, just another spoiled brat. Talk to me in a few years about how good he is. Right now, he's a childish rookie.
  • I have posted two times, so whoever keeps removing my posts can kiss my a$$.
  • They are still there, and both still stupid posts...Go back to your miserable life of hating everyone that has what you do not.
  • Idiot!
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  • Watch out for this guy. I think we have an Albert Belle here...
  • welcome to the big leagues. Now let's see if you can last one season - not off to a great start this way, dummy...
  • Why all of the sanctimonious remarks about Harper? Players kicking over a water cooler and slamming a bat against the wall are not new, they show a huge commitment to succeed and non-acceptance of mediocrity.

    The biggest problem is when a new player emerges and is doing well we lionize him and dub him a superstar (remember the NY Knicks guard?) and then when things get back to normal, we rebuke him. He is barely out of school and is still maturing. A non-story that is eaten up by the media.
  • Finally as reasoned response, probably not many of you "posters" are athletes or have ever been an athlete. The will to win and the pure frustration at failure can sometimes lead to this type of behavior. I'm not saying it is right, but what would you say if he hadn't done it and been interviewed and had come off with a "who cares" attitude? You would be on him just as hard. Look to your own work, life and situations before you pass judgement.
  • Thinking about the line from Bull Durham: "Million Dollar Talent - Five Cent Head!" Team mates should start calling him Meat!
  • @nyochre....Really? I mean Really? This is the Presidnt's fault? It has nothing to do with the way our kids are being taught to carry on vias their XBoxes and Play Stations, where celebrations and childish behavior is celebrated?

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