Originally written on Football Extra Points  |  Last updated 11/18/14
This past week it was announced by Major League Baseball that Bryce Harper was selected by the fans to start in the outfield for the National League in the all-star game in New York at Citi Field. Shortly after that, it was also announced that starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann would be representing the Nationals as well. This will be Harper’s second time in the game and Zimmermann’s first. Bryce Harper’s selection to the all-star game was a bit of an odd one. Harper has only played 53 games this season after missing a little over a month with knee bursitis after crashing into the right field wall at Dodger Stadium. Even though he missed significant time, Harper still put up decent numbers. His numbers are good, but they are notnecessarily that of an all-star starter. He has hit 13 home runs and is hitting .276 in what is mostly from the first month and a half of the season. However, with fans voting in the starters, the best players do not always start the exhibition game....
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