Picking a battle over Bryce Harper’s lack of hustle

Demonstrations of authority like the one Nationals manager Matt Williams exerted on Saturday by benching Bryce Harper for not running out a groundball are why the team hired him. Williams was brought in to be a stricter disciplinarian — a hard-ass contrast to Davey Johnson, who was more of a players manager, content to let his veterans police the clubhouse. That’s not to say...
Via The Outside Corner
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Bryce Harper accused of begging out of game

With Bryce Harper being benched over the weekend for failing to hustle out a groundball, it’s been the perfect time for Washington Post writer, Tom Boswell to rip into Harper. First, Boswell said Harper “may be the seventh best player on the team” saying he now has to think twice on which player will have […]
Via Full Scale Sports
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Bryce Harper appears on ironic mag cover after benching for lack of hustle (pic)

Despite the Bryce Harper dealing with a nagging tightness in his quad, skipper Matt Williams yanked the Washington Nationals lineup during the seventh inning of Saturday’s 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals for what the manager characterized as a “lack of hustle” and the “inability to run 90 feet” after putting the ball in […] The post Bryce Harper appears on ironic...
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Washington Nationals: Proposed batting order

Let me start by saying that I love the job that Manager Matt Williams is doing with the Washington Nationals. He does not fear controversial decisions, as was shown when he removed Bryce Harper from Saturday’s game for failing to run out a ground ball to the pitcher. However, if I was in charge, my typical batting order would look slightly different from the one Williams has been...
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Photo: Nationals game program cover lauds Bryce Harper's hustle

In case you missed it, Bryce Harper was benched by Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams on Saturday for perceived lack of hustle while running out a groundball.Ironically, the program cover for Saturday just so happened to laud Bryce Harper's knack for hustling with a headline that reads, "nothing but hustle." If that isn't irony I don't know what is.In...
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Bryce Harper removed from game for lack of hustle

Following a soft ground out to St. Louis Cardinals‘ pitcher Lance Lynn, Washington Nationals‘ outfielder Bryce Harper was taken out of the ball game for “lack of hustle” and ““the inability to run 90 feet”, said manager Matt Williams.Via Washington Post: “He’s an exciting player,” Williams said. “People come to pay money and watch him play, and watch him play...
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Matt Williams' public call out of Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper mysteriously disappeared from the Washington Nationals game against the Cardinals. There was speculation that he had re-injured himself. But after the game, Matt Williams made it clear that Harper was pulled for lack of hustle. And Williams made quite a big deal of the decision.Williams indicated that he had an agreement with Harper about the way the game was played...
Via The Flagrant Fan
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Bryce Harper gets benched for 'lack of hustle'

Photo: @sportingnews The Nationals had a closed door meeting Thursday night, after they were blown out by the St. Louis Cardinals. Now it hasn’t come out exactly what was said in that meeting, however it seems that maximum effort was something stressed. Matt Williams told reporters after the game that Harper had been benched for “lack of hustle.” In the bottom of the 6th inning...
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3 days ago  |  1 Comment

Bryce Harper’s new Gatorade commercial is frickin’ weird, man (video)

Bryce Harper, if you didn’t know, is a new spokesman for Gatorade, and the sports drink really got weird for its first commercial with the young Washington National superstar. Promoting Gatorade’s “Fierce” line of products, the marketing wizards behind the commercial explored the concept of what would Bryce Harper be like if he was made […] The post Bryce Harper’s new...
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WATCH: Bryce Harper crushes mammoth upper deck HR

Up above, video of Bryce Harper's mammoth upper deck home run in the 4th inning Wednesday night, his first of the season, to turn a 5-0 game into a 5-3 ballgame. The home run was reviewed, and the call was upheld. Related articles Watch Bryce Harper smash his bat and helmet behind Matt Williams Bryce Harper is so excited to return, he might've slept in his uniform...
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