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Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason

WASHINGTON (AP) Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut. Williams saw Bryce Harper hit a comebacker in the sixth inning, jog out of the batter's box and veer off toward the home dugout, several strides before first base. Williams yanked Harper from the Washington Nationals' lineup. That decision in...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The 2014 all-disappointment team

While looking forward to the 2014 MLB postseason, the beginning of the playoffs also presents an opportunity to look back at the regular season that was. This one really seemed to whiz by quickly, as bigger storylines dominated the headlines and national narrative, rolling over the smaller developments that we often take time to examine and appreciate. That period of reflection...
Via Bloguin Best
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Major League Baseball's 2014 All-Disappointment Team

While looking forward to the 2014 MLB postseason, the beginning of the playoffs also presents an opportunity to look back at the regular season that was. This one really seemed to whiz by quickly, as bigger storylines dominated the headlines and national narrative, rolling over the smaller developments that we often take time to examine and appreciate. That period of reflection...
Via The Outside Corner
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Altuve, Morneau, Harper added for MLB Japan tour

NEW YORK (AP) Houston's Jose Altuve and Colorado's Justin Morneau, the two league batting champions, will be on the roster for the Major League Baseball all-star postseason tour of Japan. Washington's Bryce Harper also was added Tuesday for the trip, which includes a five-game series against Japan's national team from Nov. 12-18 that will be preceded and followed...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Zimmermann pitches no-hitter

The last time Jordan Zimmermann was on the mound for the Nationals he took a comebacker off his right shoulder. A bad bruise and soreness to the shoulder forced manager Matt Williams to push back his start to Sunday’s season finale versus the Miami Marlins. Williams also was forced to wait and see how Zimmermann responded before he settled on a rotation for the National Division...
Via KCM Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Mulls Changing His Hair Gel, Cites Safety Concerns

Bryce Harper thinks he's been foiled by his hair product. In an interview with MLB Network's "Intentional Talk," the Washington Nationals star said he believes his hair gel is to blame for his helmet frequently coming off during games.As Intentional Talk's hosts pointed out, Harper's helmet has come off on a number of occasions this season, whether he'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper got custom helmet from D.C. firefighter

When Bryce Harper began to prepare for the Washington Nationals’ imminent and inevitable division-clinching win last week, he realized he wanted to do something special. Or better put, wear something special. That’s why the Nationals slugger reached out to the D.C. firefighter community to make a personal request. In a since-deleted tweet, Harper asked the […] The post Bryce...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ump tosses Braves fan for profane heckling of Nationals' Harper

Umpire Tim Welke heard a foul-mouthed fan heckling Bryce Harper and decided it was time for the man to go. Welke took off his mask, pointed to the fan and ejected him from Turner Field in Atlanta during Tuesday night's game between the Washington Nationals and Braves. ''There's no place for that,'' Welke told The Associated Press on Wednesday. ''Forget...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan heckling Harper in Atlanta ejected by umpire

Umpire Tim Welke heard a foul-mouthed fan heckling Bryce Harper and decided it was time for the man to go. Welke took off his mask, pointed to the fan and ejected him from Turner Field in Atlanta during Tuesday night's game between the Washington Nationals and Braves. Welke told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he saw the fan come down to the backstop and start shouting...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Fan Ejected For Heckling Bryce Harper

The Braves helped the Nationals clinch their second NL East title in three seasons. One Braves fan didn’t quite make it through the game to see Washington celebrate, as he was ejected for heckling Bryce Harper. [Vine] The post Braves Fan Ejected For Heckling Bryce Harper appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper heckler gets ejected by home plate umpire

As we learned from our review of all things Clayton Kershaw and Brandon Phillips' signed baseball for a clever heckler, baseball players can appreciate good ribbing from the stands. What nobody can appreciate, let alone tolerate, is ill-tempered, expletive-laced tirades, especially around kids.  During the sixth inning of Tuesday's tilt between the Nationals and Braves at...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Umpire boots Atlanta Braves fan for profanely taunting Bryce Harper (video)

Razzing — even flat-out taunting — of visiting ballplayers by hometown fans has long been an integral part of baseball. Catcalls, boos, even not-so-nice things about the player and his family (sometimes true but usually not) are all part of the game day experience, something that players usually just shrug off and ignore. That was […] The post Umpire boots Atlanta Braves fan...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves fan ejected for heckling Bryce Harper (Video)

An Atlanta Braves fan took it a bit too far while trying to distract Bryce Harper on Tuesday night, and he was ejected from the ballpark as a result. During the 6th inning of Washington’s NL East-clinching win over the Braves, a fan could be heard raining four-letter words down on Bryce Harper. “Bryce Harper […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals clinch NL East

Your browser does not support iframes. The Washington Nationals won their second National League East title in three seasons by beating the Atlanta Braves, 3-0, at Turner Field on Tuesday night. “We are so proud of this organization,” said Ted Lerner, managing principal owner of the Nationals. “Watching them clinch their second NL East division championship in three years...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Celebrates NL East Title In His D.C. Fireman Hat

Bryce Harper celebrated the Washington Nationals' NL East title in his custom D.C. fireman hat.
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper celebrates in a custom made DC Fire Department helmet

Champagne and beer bottles were on ice in Atlanta, as the Nationals clinched the National League East division title. In the midst of all the fun outfielder Bryce Harper stole the show, as he walked around the visitor’s locker room at Turner Field with a custom made D.C. Fire Department helmet. Here are images provided through Twitter: Bryce Harper = Firefighter #Natitude @fightinhydrant...
Via KCM Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals pop bottles after clinching division title

The Washington Nationals clinched their second National League East division title in three years after beating the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Tuesday. That sparked a huge champagne-filled celebration in the visitor’s locker room of Turner Field. Here are some of the best images captured on Twitter and beyond of the Nationals division-winning celebration. Take off the cleats and pop...
Via KCM Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Celebrated Nationals Clinch NL East By Wearing DC Fire Department Helmet

Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals clinched the NL East with Monday’s 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves. Harper sported a DC FD helmet as the team celebrated its second division title in three years. But first let me take a selfie pic.twitter.com/7AFFEifeV6 — Jose Lobaton (@JLobaton21) September 17, 2014 Harper tweeted this message, which […] The post Bryce Harper Celebrated...
Via Diehardsport
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Bryce Harper wears fireman’s hat during NL East title celebration

A typical postgame playoff clinching celebration involves champagne, beer, and players wearing goggles while letting loose in the clubhouse. That was certainly the case on Tuesday night, when the Washington Nationals locked up the NL East by beating the Atlanta Braves, 3-0, at Turner Field for the club’s second division title in three years. Bryce Harper went a bit further, wearing...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper in custom DC fire fighter helmet during NL East clinch party

Just Bryce Harper in a fire fighter helmet given to him by the DC Fire Department during the Nats NL East Clinch Party. No big deal. (Screencap via MLB.TV/MASN)
Via Nationals Enquirer
15 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Bryce Harper celebrates NL East title in style

The Washington Nationals wrapped up their second NL East title in the last three years tonight after beating the Atlanta Braves 3-0. The MASN team covered the Nationals celebration in the locker room. The celebration included a smoke machine, some strobe light and a ton of champagne. Bryce Harper took things to another level in the celebrations. Harper is sporting a DCFD helmet with...
Via DC Sports-Kings
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Harper: “Jeter is not just the captain of the Yankees, but the captain of all of baseball”

Derek Jeter Day (Credit: Associated Press) I know, I know, you’re all sick of the ubiquitous Jeter farewell crap. I get it. I’m a Yankees fan and I too find it to be a bit much. That said, I’ve got another video of some big names bidding their farewell. Why is this one so important? Because I’ve always thought of Bryce Harper as a guy who always wants everything to be about...
Via Reading Between The Seams
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats LF Harper feels light-headed, leaves game

ATLANTA (AP) Washington left fielder Bryce Harper has left the Nationals game against the Atlanta Braves after feeling light-headed. Nate Schierholtz pinch-hit for Harper on Monday night with two outs in the fourth inning and a runner on third base. Schierholtz struck out to end the inning. The Nationals didn't provide any other details on Harper, who is hitting .270 with 13...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Bryce Harper exits with light-headedness

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was lifted for a pinch hitter, Nate Schierholtz, in the fourth inning of Monday night's game in Atlanta, according to James Wagner of the Washington Post. Schierholtz remained in the game to play left field.Nationals announcer Bob Carpenter said Harper experienced light-headedness. Several Nats players have had the flu recently...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Nationals: More Than Big Names

When the Washington Nationals won 98 games in 2012, the team reached the postseason for the first time since the move to Washington. It was also the their first playoff appearance since the Montreal Expos made it in 1981. The Nats’ run of course included shutting down Stephen Strasburg, who wound up on the disabled list in 2013 anyway. With the rash of Tommy John surgeries this...
Via The Sports Post
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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