Nation Demands Pro-Jonathan Papelbon Takes; Fox Sports Provides Them

The trouble with a story like yesterday’s Bryce Harper-Jonathan Papelbon fight in the Nationals dugout is that it does not contain much—any—ambiguity. It is unambiguously wonderful, that oh-God-this-is-so-fucking-stupid kind of wonderful, and also Jonathan Papelbon unambiguously is a belligerent tool whose decision to… »9/28/15 1:08pm9/28/15 1:08pm

Enjoy The Matt Williams Farce While You Still Can

It is a testament to the Washington Nationals’ dysfunction that the dugout fight between Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper almost made sense compared to everything that came after. A team’s for-hire closer trying to choke the league MVP is one thing, but it’s absolutely inexplicable that manager Matt Williams then… »9/28/15 9:41am9/28/15 9:41am

Jonathan Papelbon And Bryce Harper Brawl In Nationals Dugout

The Nationals are really deteriorating as their season comes to an end. They somehow have a winning record, but the dugout has gotten downright toxic. Just this week, Papelbon plunked Manny Machado then Bryce Harper called him out for it. Today, tensions boiled over and the two got into a fight in the dugout after… »9/27/15 4:15pm9/27/15 4:15pm

Bryce Harper: Nationals Fans Leaving Early Was "Brutal"

Early-September series don’t get much more important than Mets-Nats, not with each game being a two-game swing in the standings and a wild card all but out of reach for the loser. The Mets came to Washington four games up, so for the Nationals, this is basically a playoff series. Bryce Harper wishes the fans would… »9/08/15 9:01am9/08/15 9:01am

Bryce Harper Doesn't Think Zack Greinke Is All That Impressive

Dodgers starter Zack Greinke is on a hell of a roll right now, having not allowed an earned run in his last 43 and two-thirds innings. He extended his streak of scoreless innings—the most since Orel Hersheiser pitched 59 straight shutout frames in 1988—with a dominant outing against the Nationals yesterday. But… »7/20/15 9:52am7/20/15 9:52am

Bryce Harper Leaves Game After Suffering Apparent Knee Injury [UPDATE]

Nationals slugger Bryce Harper left tonight’s game against the Rays after suffering what appears to be a knee injury in the sixth inning while attempting to make a throw home. Harper’s knee buckled on the throw attempt, and while he made it off the field under his own power it’s a legitimate cause for concern for fans… »6/18/15 9:23pm6/18/15 9:23pm

Bryce Harper Mad He Flied Out, Actually Hits Home Run

Bryce Harper is on such a tear right now—with a .467 on-base percentage and .734 slugging percentage—that the Nationals outfielder’s flyouts turn into home runs, like the one he hit Tuesday night against the Cubs. Or, maybe Harper was angry that he didn’t hit the ball farther. He’s just always at full speed, man. »5/27/15 10:30am5/27/15 10:30am