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Monday was one of those super-light days, with only four games on the schedule. If it weren't for four home runs in the Nationals/Blue Jays game, we'd have only two trots to look at today. Sadly, those four homers hit north of the border featured neither Brett Lawrie nor Bryce Harper. The Angles/Dodgers game didn't disappoint, however.
Let's get to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels - 23.1 seconds [video]
I spend a lot of time getting excited about Bryce Harper here at the Tater Trot Tracker. Much of that is due to the hype surrounding him prior to his debut and how quickly he's been able to acclimate to the big leagues. The big reason for my Harper excitement, however, is just how entertaining he is during his home run trots. That's what this blog is all about, after all.
All that is to say that there's a good reason Mike Trout doesn't get as many mentions here. His trots just aren't that interesting. The rest...
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'CLOWN QUESTION, BRO'
Oh, Bryce Harper, you scamp you.I've been critical of the Washington Nationals wundekind, but, now, he's kinda growing on me.And if you're already tired of hearing (reading), "that's a clown question, bro"...you'll want to continue your Twitter silence for a little longer.That said, courtesy of our friends at The Score...here's the quote in all its...
By Robert Cunningham - AngelsWin.com Columnist
Mike Trout is a revelation. Mike Trout is the very definition of a spark that lights the flame. Hell, he turns that flame into a conflagration that burns as bright as the sun! Mike Trout, assuming he remains healthy, is on his way to making history and here is why:Between 1871 and 2012 there have been only 18 players, with a...
For those of you who do not know, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is only eighteen years old and isn't allowed to drink legally in the United States but is allowed to drink in Canada.
One Canadian reporter decided to ask Bryce about his celebratory beer preference after a win against the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce gave him a classic response:
Here’s a look at the swing that put Bryce Harper over .300 for the year. The ESPN alert text the nation received tonight said that the bomb ‘went off a restaurant at Toronto’s Rogers Centre’. Uh, no. But this is just as cool. Research in Motion (RIM), who are the suffering makers of Blackberry devices really need all the help they can get right now. Who didn’t see that...
No better way to cap off the weekend in Boston than Bryce Harper scoring from first in the ninth inning on Sunday on a Roger Bernadina double to score the game winning run. Here's the video:
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Meanwhile, in case you're wondering how Harper spent his first game *not* starting since his callup six weeks ago?
To start, Bryce Harper is 19-years-old. So it’s not legal for him to drink beer….in the U.S.
Well last night, Harper and the Nationals played in Toronto where it’s legal to drink at 19. So since Harper hit a very impressive home run in the Nationals’ 4-2 win over the Blue Jays, one reporter thought he would ask whether Harper would have a Canadian beer to celebrate. And...
"That's a clown question, bro."
Get comfy with that response, because you're about to hear it a whooooole lot over the next three or four days (the usual lifespan of such things).
If you're too lazy to watch the embedded video, that's how 19 year old National's slugger Bryce Harper responded to a question from a reporter asking him what his favorite...
I've been watching baseball for a long time now, and I must say that there hasn't been a rookie that I can remember that has consistently surprised me as much as Bryce Harper has. 39 games into his professional career, the 19-year-old has seamlessly transitioned into the lineup of a first place team, played everyday, at multiple positions, and has carried himself like a aged...
Bryce Harper's comebacks look ready for the big leagues,
Sports every season have their share of "PHENOMS" and this year's no exception. Baseball's phenom this year is Bryce Harper the 19 year old who made his MLB debut with Washington April 28th. Harper's the youngest position player to come into MLB since Adrian Beltre in 1998. The youngster first came into the public's national consciousness...
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Roger Bernadina doubled with two outs in the ninth, driving in Bryce Harper for the go-ahead run and the Washington Nationals held on for a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep.
Danny Espinosa doubled twice and drove in two runs for the Nationals, who as a franchise had never won at Fenway Park entering the series.
Harper, Washington's rookie...