Katie Ledecky says Bryce Harper wanted to be the one to hold her medals

Before Katie Ledecky threw the ceremonial first pitch at Nationals Park on Wednesday, she turned Bryce Harper into her personal Olympic medal display rack. It’s apparently easier to throw a strike without 5.5 pounds of hardware hanging from one’s neck. “We kind of planned that when I got to the park today,” Ledecky, who won four gold medals and one […]
Via DC Sports Blog
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Harper designs cap for "Harper's Heroes," charity seeking cure for leukemia - Byron Kerr

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper co-announced with the New Era Cap Company a new cap that he help design for "Harper's Heroes," a charitable organization created to raise awareness and benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. On Wednesday, Bill Adams, vice president of U.S. Sales for New Era, Nationals president ... Read More
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Bryce Harper holds Ledecky's medals during first pitch

As a Washington D.C.-area native, it only seemed natural for the Washington Nationals to honor U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky following her stellar performance at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. So, on Wednesday, Ledecky was back in D.C. to throw out the first pitch prior to the Nationals’ game against the Baltimore Orioles. The U.S. swimmer said she practiced, and it showed. She delivered...
Via The Comeback
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Bryce Harper holds Katie Ledecky’s medals before first pitch

American swimmer Katie Ledecky was invited to throw out the first pitch before Wednesday’s Orioles-Nationals game at Nationals Park, and she brought her four gold medals she recently won at the Olympics in Rio with her. It’s difficult to throw a pitch with four medals hanging around your neck, so Ledecky casually handed her medals to Bryce Harper so he could hold them for her...
Via The Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harper holds Ledecky's medals as she throws 1st-pitch strike

Katie Ledecky handed her medals -- one by one by one -- to Bryce Harper so she could comfortably fire a strike to home plate at Nationals Park.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
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Bryce Harper unveils limited edition hat line; proceeds to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Bryce Harper’s voice broke a bit as he talked about the motivation behind his Harper’s Heroes program, which benefits children battling cancer. He didn’t break down into tears or anything like that — nothing over-the-top — just an apology for the change in pitch and a return to his usual cadence. For what amounted to […]
Via Nationals Journal
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz would welcome back Papelbon 'with open arms'

Jonathan Papelbon has been quite the polarizing player throughout his major league career, and with several teams reportedly pursuing the free agent closer, the scrutiny only has heightened. But it appears Papelbon’s former teammate has his back. The Boston Red Sox are one of several teams interested in Papelbon, who was released by the Washington Nationals on Aug. 13. And...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Harper has been playing through shoulder injury for months

Reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper is batting a putrid .134/.259/.209 since the All-Star break, and now we may know the reason why. According to a report by Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated on Friday, the Washington Nationals outfielder has been playing through a right shoulder injury for the last two months. The injury is said be affecting “the area at the top and back of his shoulder...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper's neck injury hasn't improved, DL possible

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper hasn’t played since suffering a neck injury on Saturday. Manager Dusty Baker said on Wednesday that the injury has not progressed. Dusty said Harper's neck is "the same." Said don't assume it is worse than it seemed. In spasm, and they haven't been able to alleviate. — Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) August 10, 2016 There’s some good...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper would love to close an inning in the World Series

If Bryce Harper one day hits a walk-off home run that clinches a World Series title for the Washington Nationals, no one will be surprised. If he closes out Game 7 of the World Series by striking out the final batter, that will come as quite the shock. But a kid can dream, right? Harper was a guest on the latest episode of MLB Network’s “Play Ball,” which is a show for kids...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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