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Bryce Harper’s Jersey From Papelbon Choke Game Up for Auction

WASHINGTON — What a time to be alive. You can now bid on the jersey Bryce Harper was wearing when he was choked out by Nationals reliever Jonathan Papelbon. And just for the heck of it, Harper signed the jersey. The following description is presented with the jersey on the auction site Lelands, which is selling the jersey: It was the snapshot that best defined the dysfunction and...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jersey Harper wore during fight with Papelbon now up for auction

You can now own a unique piece of Washington Nationals history, as the jersey Bryce Harper wore during his dugout fight with Jonathan Papelbon last September
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether the habit is worth flouting a law and potentially bringing unwanted attention a player...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

David Huzzard: Jonathan Papelbon really isn't a big problem for Nats - Nationals Buzz

It isn't difficult to find weakness with the 2016 Nationals, which is a bit odd, because at 19-8 they have the second- best record in baseball. Just ask Nats fans and they'll tell you the team could be even better if it weren't for that darn closer, Jonathan Papelbon. The ... Read More
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon thinks reporter called him ‘Johnny Jonathan’ (vid)

A fast-talking, smooth-seguing reporter briefly confused Jonathan Papelbon into believing he had referred to the Washington Nationals closer as “Johnny Jonathan.” As MASN reporter Dan Kolko received the nod from studio host Johnny Holliday to begin a post-game interview with Papelbon following the Nats’ 3-1 win Wednesday over the Miami Marlins, this happened. ICYMI: “Uh...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon talked out of wearing controversial shirt

The Washington Nationals are playing with fire this season by keeping Jonathan Papelbon, and they were reminded of the type of handful the veteran closer can be before he issued an apology last week. Papelbon kicked off spring training by apologizing for choking teammate Bryce Harper in the dugout late last season. There’s a good chance the Nationals told him to do that. They...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper 'squashed' beef with Jonathan Papelbon

The Washington Nationals season ended with a thud after the presumed World Series contender failed to even reach the postseason. About a week before the merciful end arrived in an extremely disappointing season, one could say the Nationals’ season ended prematurely with a choke, but not the kind of choke one typically associates with a team. Instead, it involved a dugout dustup...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB executive: Jonathan Papelbon is 'untradeable'

The Washington Nationals might have a hard time finding suitors for closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon has been the subject of trade speculation since about the time he choked Bryce Harper in the Nationals’ dugout toward the end of the regular season, but CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman wrote last week in his “Inside Baseball” column that Washington has a problem if it wants to deal...
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nats plan to keep Papelbon, think he can ‘play nice’

The Washington Nationals aren’t going to move Jonathan Papelbon, at least that’s what they’re saying through back channels. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the Nationals don’t intend to trade the polarizing closer, despite the fact he got into a dugout altercation with star outfielder Bryce Harper during a late-season game. Additionally, the Nationals plan...
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon bought $2.9M home in DC on Sept. 14

Washington Nationals reliever Jonathan Papelbon recently purchased a rather expensive home in the D.C. area. Can you say bad timing? According to the Washington Business Journal, Papelbon and his wife Ashley closed on a $2.9 million home in Belle Haven on Sept. 14. The five-bedroom house was assessed at $1.5 million. Why might that be an issue? As you have probably heard, Papelbon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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