Bryce "Nothing But Hustle" Harper Benched For Lack Of Hustle

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was benched in yesterday's game against the Cardinals; manager Matt Williams said Harper's early exit came from a lack of hustle. The decision isn't a big deal, but it's amusing if you look at the Nationals' latest program, which advertises Harper on the cover, along with… » 4/20/14 12:00pm Sunday 12:00pm

The Wall Is In Bryce Harper's Head

After Bryce Harper clumsily ran face-first into the right-field wall at Dodger Stadium, we were assured—by Harper himself and others—that the incident would not prevent Harper from "playing hard" in the future. Those assurances may have been given a bit hastily. » 5/22/13 12:38pm 5/22/13 12:38pm

Again: Bryce Harper's Misplay Was A Blooper, Not An Act Of Heroism

On the wide spectrum of people running face first into walls, Bryce Harper's crash the other night probably fell somewhere between Gus Frerotte and Larry, Curly, and Moe Howard. Harper is an enormously entertaining player who will do many amazing, effortful things in what we hope will be a very long career. That… » 5/15/13 11:55am 5/15/13 11:55am

The Nats Are Still Pretending Bryce Harper Doesn't Have A Concussion

After Bryce Harper ran full-speed into the Dodger Stadium wall on Monday, he "had no idea where he was." He was nauseous all day yesterday, and couldn't play. He's expected to miss tonight's game as well. But he's totally fine, the Nationals would like to assure everyone. Just a little sore. » 5/15/13 9:11am 5/15/13 9:11am

Of Course Bryce Harper Is In Favor Of The Wave

This season, an anti-wave movement has taken a foothold in the stands at Washington Nationals games. According to DC Sports Bog, The anti-wavers scored a victory at Saturday's game, but today brings a victory for the pro-wavers, who now have the support of Nats star Bryce Harper. » 4/30/13 3:15pm 4/30/13 3:15pm

"Tim Tebow Is Gay," And Other Tips From 2012 We Didn't Follow Up On: The…

A lot of our stories begin as tips from readers. (Have any? Send 'em here!) Sometimes, these tips don't pan out for one reason or another. Here are a bunch of emails we got in 2012 that never turned into stories, either because we couldn't confirm them or because they were so utterly ridiculous we didn't even bother to … » 12/31/12 3:50pm 12/31/12 3:50pm

Bryce Harper Sprints Around The Bases For This Season's Fastest Home…

Bryce Harper has a way of making highlights of normal everyday things, like what's in the trunk of his car or how he answers a reporter's inane question. Then there's tonight, when Harper made everyone stop and take notice of what should've been a plain old home run trot, but Harper instead ran around the bases like a … » 8/30/12 9:15pm 8/30/12 9:15pm

Bryce Harper's Advice To Children: "Losing's Not Fun" And "Be As Sexy As…

Bryce Harper is giving back. He hosted a baseball clinic yesterday, and it turned out to be a pretty big story in the D.C. area. Yeah, yeah, the camp was free for more than 200 children. Right, right, Harper was swell enough to swing by on his day off. OK, OK, Harper presented a giant check to a local social services… » 8/17/12 4:35pm 8/17/12 4:35pm