Found July 18, 2012 on
And so, in the wake of the Harper-Ozzie fued, Ozzie Guillen received a bat autographed by Bryce Harper and smeared with pine tar from the Nationals. And Harper didn't know anything about it. Amazing. Via MLB.com:
During the feud, several Washington players pulled a prank. Adam LaRoche had Harper sign a bat for him. Harper didn't know the purpose, but it's common for players to get autographs from each other.From there, LaRoche added next to the signature, "To my hero, Ozzie, love you."The Nationals players had the bat smeared with pine tar and sent it to Guillen."It was funny," Guillen said. "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. They put the rest. 'To my hero, Ozzie, love you.'" (via MLB.com 7/17/2012)
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