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Obviously Bryce Harper didn't give up the game-tying home run to Giancarlo Stanton in the 9th, or set up the disappointing end to the game in the 10th with an errant throw, but his 8th inning ejection last night certainly didn't help the cause - especially when Scott Hairston ended up batting in his spot in the 10th with two-on and one out. Hairston whiffed. And so, Ian Desmond called out Harper after the game:
"We gotta have our three-hole hitter in the game right there. As simple as that. The person that hits three-hole is usually your best hitter. One of your best hitters. Usually the best. And there’ s no doubt that his skill set is there. But you cannot [get ejected] in a one-run ballgame.We need that game. That’s the game you have to stay in no matter what. Sometimes you gotta bite your tongue. We all get bad calls called against us. I didn’t look at the replays or anything like that. You gotta stay in the game. You have to. For your team." (Ian Desmond,...
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So Bryce Harper will compete in his first ever MLB HR Derby tonight, with his father pitching to him. There is above, apparently preparing for the event in a pair of short shorts? Huh? (Photo by @MLBONFOX)
Ian Desmond on Harper's little shorts:
“@MLBONFOX: Showtime! Behind the scenes with @Bharper3407. pic.twitter.com/xy0ksQucFc” Bike coaching shorts circa 1990.
So Bryce Harper got ejected by Hunter Wendlestat in the 8th inning Saturday night after arguing strike three. According to lip readers everywhere, Harper said: "F**K! No Way! That's twice!". Memo to Bryce Harper: one run game; your teammates could use you. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
Bryce Harper and his Dad, Ron, all suited up and ready to go before the Home Run Derby. Fortunately they're not wearing short shorts.
(Screencap via ESPN/TV0
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Bryce Harper, in short shorts, appears to be ready for first HR Derby
Watch Bryce Harper get ejected by Hunter Wendlestat
So Bryce Harper put up a good effort in the Home Run Derby last night, but not good enough to beat Yoenis Cespedes. Up above, all 24 of Harper's Derby home runs, via MLB.com.
Such an incredible opportunity to share this with my pops! I am truly blessed and humbled for this experience! #fam pic.twitter.com/ToxsO5POGb
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) July 16, 2013
Bryce Harper may have spent Monday night smashing baseballs into the stands at Citi Field but his brother Bryan was equally impressive with his mustache. Bryce Harper qualified for the finals with his father throwing baseballs to him while his brother has become an overnight TV sensation. Better mustache: Bryce Harper's brother, or Rollie Fingers? #HRDerby pic.twitter.com/jRgDUYqLU8...
Team: Washington Nationals
Record: 48-47 (6 GB)
Biggest Surprise of 1st Half:
The Nationals offence ranks next to last in most of the major offensive categories, a huge surprise when you have a lineup with the likes of Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche, Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond. The team offence is second last in the National League in runs and OBP, third last in...
Under Armour has designed shoes Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper will be wearing for the 2013 Home Run Derby and they're crazy fresh.
And so, Bryce Harper put on a good show in his first MLB HR Derby...but Yoenis Cespedes was even better in his. Cespedes wins 2013 HR Derby over Harper. Good show.
Still, Cespedes' hair didn't hold a candle to Harper's.
(Screencap of Harper and Cespedes hugging it out via ESPN/TV)
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He’s the second youngest player to ever enter the Home Run Derby (Ken Griffey did it in 1990, similarly at age 20). Here’s his first round, totaling eight home runs.
Home Run Derby offers Chris Davis a chance at national spotlight. [FTW]
Every O’s All-Star came to Baltimore through Andy MacPhail. [BS]
Orioles GIFs of the Week, including an All-Star wet willy. [Camden Chat]
Good: Bryce Harper usually makes the most of his big moments. [NI]
Bad: Ian Desmond calls out Harper for a selfish ejection on Saturday. [NE]
Cool pic of Pierre Garcon hanging...
Just for fun, let's turn back the baseball clock a few months.
A well-rested Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals are destined to face Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles Angels in the World Series. The Houston Astros have the best record in baseball. Manny Ramirez is playing in Taiwan. And no one is quite sure how to pronounce the name of this Puig guy.
Well, a few...
The 2013 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby came and left in a hurry, probably about as fast as a ball off of Bryce Harper’s bat. With this year’s derby we witnessed one of the greatest Home Run Derby performances ever and a few new guys that crashed the party. When it was all said and done, Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics took the cake. He won it with 5 outs left...
After checking ESPN.com, it looks as if Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland A’s hit more long fly balls over the wall than fan-favorite Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals.
The reason I had to check ESPN.com (and don’t ask why I chose ESPN.com, bad habits I guess) was because I had absolutely zero interest in watching the Home Run Derby. Here are five reasons why I did not watch...
Flip on any highlight show and you're almost sure to see them, with those peach-fuzz faces and boyish features beneath their big league caps.
Mike Trout makes a diving catch on the warning track.
Manny Machado whacks another double into the corner at Camden Yards.
Bryce Harper belts a tape-measure home run or barrels into a catcher ... or an outfield fence ... or whatever...