Long before Bryce Harper injected D.C. with Natitude, he played for the College of Southern Nevada Coyotes. Harper was then the same athletic freak he is now. He left after one season because he was draft-eligible and the Nats offered a lot of money. But, according to sources quoted in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Harper was lucky to get out of Southern Nevada when he did, because a new manager, Chris Sheff, had taken over. Davey Johnson he wasn't, and former big leaguer David Segui took notice. Listen up to Josh Levin on this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast.

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