Found July 02, 2012 on
The Platoon Advantage:
New York Mets
Sometimes, over at ESPN, I contribute to a thing called "Triple Play." Last night, I wrote three answers to questions about the All-Star Game, and today, along with the responses from Christina Kahrl and Logan Burdine, they published them. I bring this up entirely as a matter of self-promotion and as a demand that you go read everything I write.
Ok, no, actually, I bring this up because there are aspects of the comments that bug me. Not the calling me or Christina or Logan a moron (especially the latter two—they're as far from morons as someone could be). Not the impassioned belief that because R.A. Dickey has the best ERA, he's the best pitcher. Not even the completely insane idea that Mike Napoli is less deserving of an All-Star slot than Jim Johnson (or Ryan Cook, for that matter).
No, the part that bugs me is the idea that there is only one way to choose an All-Star (or an All-Star starting pitcher once the roster of pitchers has been set). You've read ...
BEST OF MAXIM
CLOWN GESTURE, BRO
(Video above via @JakeRussell)
Because nothing says "Fourth of July" like Bryce Harper in his official Under Armour "Don't Be a Clown Bro" t-shirt, getting a shaving cream pie in the face from Jayson Werth on MLB Network after the Nats beat down the Giants.
(Screencap via @recordsANDradio)
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Bryce Harper debuted his new Under Armour “Don’t Be A Clown Bro” shirt during a MLB Network post-game interview this afternoon, but that wasn’t the real highlight. The original Nats bro, Jayson Werth, interrupted the interview with a shaving cream pie to Harper’s face. Yes, Bro Harper got clowned by Bro Werth and Internet bros totally lost it. Who’s rushing out to get...
R.A. Dickey has been named the National League’s Pitcher of the Month for June. No surprise here as we all knew how totally R.A.D. our knuckleballer has been this month!
You can read all about his awesomeness below…
Original Post 9:00 AM
The MetsMerizedOnline Player of the Month for the month of June has shown he has a great impact on this team. This month, the Mets had a record...
This town is getting a new education in "negative campaigning."
Bryce Harper is one of five candidates for the final spot on the National League All-Star roster, and the team's unofficial slogan appears to be: "DO NOT -- UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES -- VOTE FOR OUR GUY."
Harper said he wanted future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones -- not himself -- to win the Final...
Bryce Harper is believed by many to be the favorite to win the annual MLB All-Star Game Final Vote out of the National League. His steepest competition will be Chipper Jones, who has said that this will be his last major league season meaning this would likely be his final All-Star appearance. Chipper has made seven All-Star teams in his 19-year career, and many believe number eight...
Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, and Ian Desmond are All-Stars. Bryce Harper could be too.
Go here to vote for Harper in the NL Final Vote early and often. And don't listen to Harper, who is apparently voting Chipper Jones:
"I think a Hall of Famer should be able to go to the All-Star Game his last year. If I was going to make a vote, I'd go vote for...
This season's National League Final Vote has its usual field of five candidates, but let's be real here, it's essentially a two-horse race between 19-year-old phenom Bryce Harper and 40-year-old future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones. The truth, however, is that neither player deserves an All-Star nod. If we're voting based on entertainment value, yes, Harper deserves...
Bryce Harper, in all likelihood, will play in a whole bunch of All-Star Games. So there's not a huge rush to make his first Midsummer Classic appearance this season, especially considering who he'll have to beat out to earn the bid. Harper is one of five National League players on the Final Vote ballot for inclusion into next week's All-Star Game. Fans will have a chance...
Orioles and Nationals team up to have fans vote for Beltways Ballot of Hammel and Harper for the All-Star Game
The Orioles and Washington Nationals have partnered in an effort to help send the “Beltways Ballot” of RHP JASON HAMMEL and OF BRYCE HARPER to Kansas City for this year’s All-Star Game. Hammel and Harper are candidates on Major League Baseball’s...
We've seen some pretty terrible song parodies here on Outside the Boxscore but this one deserves its own post to stand on its own.
Check out this Nationals fanatic who decided to do an ode to Bryce Harper using Justin Bieber's new hit, "Boyfriend".
It's called, "If I Was Bryce Harper's Girlfriend":
(Courtesy of Nats Enquirer)
MLB All-Star rosters have been announced, and they include three Nationals (Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Ian Desmond) and three Orioles (Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and Jim Johnson). Both teams also have a guy in the mix for the Final Vote (Bryce Harper for the Nats, Jason Hammel for the O’s).
The NL’s Final Vote is particular interesting as Harper is up against Chipper...
(Eds: Sports Columnist Jim Litke is on vacation. This is a replacement column. With AP Photos.) By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer With apologies to Bryce Harper and the first-place Washington Nationals - not to mention the individual brilliance of everyone from Josh Hamilton to Matt Cain - the Pittsburgh Pirates are the best story in baseball over the first half of the season....
How in the hell are the New York Mets still in the NL East Race 1 game short of the halfway point in the season? Honestly, did any of us think the Mets would be 6 games over .500 much less 3.5 games out of first place at this point? Are there Angels in the outfield? Is Terry Collins injecting each player with HGH prior to first pitch each night? Is it ‘little Jerry’,...