Bryce Harper’s ascent to the major leagues is not just about the talent on display, but his overall approach. Upon his arrival in the Nation’s Capitol, Harper showed a different side to himself; as the talented youngster dropped in on a softball game being played at the Washington Monument. Much to the participant’s surprise, the 19-year old asked if he could join in; and played with a sence of appreciation and enjoyment only surpassed by those that shared the field with him.Bryce Harper is Just What the Washington Nationals and Baseball Need: Fan’s Take - Yahoo! Sports
Harper is a kid with exceptional promise who is doing ok … kind of… in the minors. Are they calling him up too early? Absolutely. Could this blow up in the Nationals’ face and do irreparable damage to both the kid and the organization? Possibly. Regardless, if you listen quietly, you can hear the screenplay for the Disney adaptation of his life being written right now.
You must read Trish’s funny and insightful review of Bryce Harper’s debut.
AAA outfielder promoted to majors: It was announced that Lorenzo Cain suffered another another injury just before returning from the DL, and the Royals decided to bring up Jarrod Dyson from Omaha and option the struggling Jason Bourgeois to AAA. Also in one that flew under the radar a bit, Washington placed Ryan Zimmerman on the DL and called up Bryce Harper to add some power to the lineup. For now, he will be playing left field.Bus Leagues Express: April 28 | Bus Leagues Baseball
Brought to us by the ever-vigilant Dan Steinberg at the Washington Post:
“There are two clear and convincing highlights of the Hagerstown Suns’s 2012 promotional schedule.
On Aug. 4, there’s a Bryce Harper Garden Gnome giveaway, presented by Beaver Creek Antiques and Guy Property Management.
And on June 23, there’s a Civil War Weekend Bobblehead, presented by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Those both beat out the Suns Drink Koozie, in my estimation.”