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Sports Illustrated has named the Washington Nationals this year's World Series favorite and has placed their star pitcher on one of six regional covers. With that I suppose that means Stephen Strasburg's arm will fall off by mid-June and Bryce Harper will be suspended for bumping in to an umpire at some point and Jayson Werth's hair will start falling out by September.
Mr. October, huh? Seems kind of sacrilegious to use one of baseball's best nicknames for a Hall of Famer like Reggie Jackson and placing it on a pitcher who could not even pitch in his first possible postseason because the management of the team decided to shut him down for the sake of 2017.
Anyway, not one of Sports Illustrated's writers picked the Phillies to reach the postseason, but they were labeled as a surprise team this season. Writes Albert Chen:
We have no idea what Philadelphia is going to get out of Roy Halladay, but it still has two elite starters in...
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So Bryce Harper announced his walkup songs for 2013 on Twitter Sunday night. In order: Moby - "Flower (Bring Sally Up)", Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive", and Run DMC - "It's Tricky":
Apparently the #3 selection caused Harper some trouble:
Still can't understand why Harper didn't go with "Nuts about the Nats"...
Truth be told, Nats Enquirer staff doesn't believe in jinxes, but the Mr. October thing makes us all a little nervous.
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Recovered from a swollen left thumb that’s now “all good,” Washington Nationals wunderkind Bryce Harper is on the brink of having a historic season. Harper, a 20-year-old who Washington selected out of the College of Southern Nevada with the first overall pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, was an All-Star and National League Rookie of the Year winner in 2012. The...
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is expected to
sit out the team’s next two exhibition games to allow his swollen left thumb to
heal, according to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington. Harper hopes to return to
action Friday in preparation of playing on Opening Day.
The thumb has been hampering Harper since Friday. He
suffered the injury when he was jammed...
Just in time for Opening Day, MLB launched its new "I Play" marketing campaign today, featuring spots with Bryce Harper, Robinson Cano, Carlos Gonzalez, Adam Jones, Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey, David Price, Mike Trout, Justin Verlander and David Wright.
Up above is the video for Harper's spot, in which a Harper voice-over talks about playing for "the W on...
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Prince Fielder had the hearts of Washington Nationals fans everywhere racing last week when he ripped a line drive back up the middle and off the left (non-throwing) wrist of ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg.
On a 1-1 pitch in the top of the fourth, Fielder centered up a Strasburg pitch and laced it just to Strasburg’s left. Washington’s pitcher, however, happens to fall off the...
Bryce Harper had three hits and stole two bases, one day after he was scratched because of a swollen left hand, and Danny Espinosa went 3 for 3 with a three-run homer Sunday in the Washington Nationals' rain-shortened 9-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.
In a game called after seven innings because of bad weather, Washington's Jordan Zimmermann allowed three runs - one earned...
VIERA, Fla. (AP) Bryce Harper scrapped the pad he had planned to wear on his swollen left thumb.
After missing a game because of the injury, Harper singled twice, doubled and stole two bases Sunday in the Washington Nationals' rain-shortened 9-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Harper got hurt when he was jammed with a pitch Friday. He didn't feel comfortable swinging with...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, including a drive high off the hitters' background screen in center field, to help the Miami Marlins defeat the Washington Nationals 8-5 Tuesday.
Bryce Harper singled in each of his first two times up to extend his streak of consecutive at-nats with hits to nine, He walked in the fifth, then left the game.
Harper is hitting...
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The March 26th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Madson feeling good after another bullpen session, Trout vs. Harper and much more...
The Story: Ryan Madson is feeling good after another bullpen session on Monday.
The Monkey Says: Nice to hear, but he still isn't throwing 100% or throwing his changeup. In other words, he still has a long...