Found June 08, 2012 on
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By Jason Sinner - AngelsWin.com Columnist
I would like to take a moment to congratulate both Mike Trout and Bryce Harper on their admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It was very forward thinking of the baseball writers association to revamp the criteria for acceptance. It is not surprising considering the general propensity for those in baseball to be accepting of new and interesting ways to propel the sport into the future.
Although clearly tongue in cheek, the media has been pretty presumptive in crowning these two as the future of the sport. Or have they.....
Taking few minutes to do a quick search on one of my favorite sites: Baseball Reference.com yielded some pretty interesting information in regards to Trout and Harper and the potential impact these two could have on baseball history.
While presumptive at the least to proclaim legendary status for these two, it is amazing to see the current company they keep relative to previous age 19, and 20 year old ...
BEST OF MAXIM
"He does the little things. He’s good for the sport." (Dustin Pedrioa, via Boston Globe, 6/9/2012)
Little things...and the big things, too. Big things like in the video below of Bryce Harper's 420+ foot home run at Fenway Park last night. The kid put on quite the show: 3-5, HR, 2B, 3 RBI.
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Hey, even David Ortiz...
Raise your hand if you reached for the panic button when Bryce Harper dropped to his knees after diving for (and missing) what turned into a triple by David Wright in the 9th inning on Thursday afternoon. Harper stayed in the game: exhale.
And then Davey Johnson revealed after the game that Harper has been dealing with back pain, and could be out of the lineup against the Red...
BOSTON –– And then, there was Bryce Harper. Lost in the shuffle of Stephen Strasburg's extraordinary outing was the performance of the Nationals' 19-year-old phenom. Upon stepping into the batter's box on Friday, the first overall pick of the 2010 MLB Draft was welcomed to a few boos. But Harper delivered the knockout punches in the 7-4 victory over the Red Sox, going...
Boston got its first look at Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper on Friday, and it is safe to assume the New England faithful went home pretty impressed. Strasburg struck out 13 hitters and Harper slammed a 420-foot home run in the Nationals' 7-4 victory over Boston to open the series. Nationals manager Davey Johnson even admitted it was an amazing sight. "It was fun...
If only every game went according to this plan. The Angels got strong starting pitching, good defense and timely hitting to get a nice win to start the road trip. Angels 7 Rockies 2Game Notes -- Mike Trout is just stupid good. He is making a mockery of this game with his nightly performance. He has already solidified himself as one of the premier leadoff men in the game and tonight...
I don't know about you but this Angels team has been something of an enigma all year. Are they a power hitting team? Are they a pitching and defense squad? What on earth drives this team and how will we know it when we see it? Today I think we finally figured it out. This is Mike Trout's team. He is driving the engine and the rest of the boys are along for the ride. Angels...
By now, most baseball fans have heard of uber prospect, teen sensation Bryce Harper. The 19 year old has played in 35 games for the Nationals this season, and has yet to disappoint. He has hit 5 home runs, knocked in 14, and has hit .276. Harper's hustle is evident as he has scored 23 runs and stolen 3 bases. He has also successfully stolen home, but has occasionally been thrown...
Bryce Harper has taken the major leagues by storm since his long-anticipated call-up from the minors. He sat down with Peter Gammons to talk about his hitting approach and being welcomed into the league. Hear what he had to say on Red Sox GameDay LIVE presented by UNO.
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. A little interleague play may do Adrian Gonzalez some good. Gonzalez, a former National League player with the Padres, was one of the few Red Sox to have any luck against Washington on Friday night...
(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Thank you, Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg.
It’s rare enough to walk into a ballpark one afternoon in any month of a long baseball season and be genuinely amped about...
Albert Pujols homered and singled to drive in four runs, Mike Trout had three hits, including a two-run single, and Dan Haren pitched effectively into the sixth inning to lead the Los Angeles Angels to their eighth straight road win, 11-5 over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
Torii Hunter, who homered twice and drove in six runs in Friday's series opener, had three singles...
Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 in six innings, Bryce Harper homered and the Washington Nationals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Friday night for the franchise's first victory at Fenway Park.
Harper hit a two-run shot in the fourth and an RBI single in the sixth as the club improved to 1-9 at Boston's iconic home. The Montreal Expos dropped all six of their games there before...
The Washington Nationals entered Boston on Friday without a single win at Fenway Park in their franchise’s history, including their time in Montreal. After three games in America’s oldest ballpark, the 2012 Nats made a huge change to that information. The Nats swept the Red Sox in a three-game series, moving them to 12-games above .500 on the season.
When the season began...
The dynamic Washington Nationals duo of Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper stepped into hallowed ground for the first time in their young careers on Friday night, as the Nationals traveled to Boston to take on the Red Sox. Under the bright lights of Fenway Park and squarely in the nation's focus, the pair of rising stars proved that they were far and away the best players...