Bryce Harper, like Troy Tulowitzki in 2008, Hurts Self in Bat-Breaking Tantrum: Fan's Take Bryce Harper, the 19-year-old phenom of the Washington Nationals, is getting a lot of heat for a tantrum that he threw yesterday in a game against the Cincinnati Reds. After making an out in the seventh inning, he erupted in the dugout and smashed his bat against the dugout wall. Unfortunately for Harper, the broken pieces flew back and cut his face. The injury bled badly until he received ten ... Bryce Harper Hits Himself in Head with Bat: A Fan's View Two weeks into the Bryce Harper era with the Washington Nationals, two things are abundantly clear: (1) Harper plays with a motor that's constantly running at 100 percent; and (2) whether you're an opponent of his or a teammate, you better watch out. He's causing havoc out there. Bryce Harper loves getting booed Bryce Harper will play in his third road city tonight, and he has already been greeted by a Cincinnati Enquirer sports section featuring a full-page picture of him and by the opposing, all-star second baseman calling him Babe Ruth on Twitter. If Cincinnati follows the example set by Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, Harper will be greeted on the field in a less welcoming way: with boos. Read full ... Stitched up Harper out 'a few days' for Nationals Bryce Harper slammed his bat against a wall in the dugout Friday night, and the bat came back and sliced him open above his left eye. He needed 10 stitches to close the wound. Bryce Harper needs stitches above eye after slamming bat into wall in frustration CINCINNATI — Bryce Harper had the worst offensive night of his 14-day-old major career Friday. He was 0-for-5 with three strikeouts, a fly to center and a weak grounder to the first base side in the Nationals' 7-3 win over the Reds. But it was the physical damage he did to ... Bryce Harper in Nationals lineup with swollen face CINCINNATI (AP) Right fielder Bryce Harper was in the Washington Nationals' lineup Saturday night, a day after he needed 10 stitches to close a wound above his left eye that was the result of an angry outburst. Bryce Harper injures himself in tunnel tantrum Nationals rookie Bryce Harper had a rough night at the plate Friday night, going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. And when he finally did make solid contact with something, it turned out to be a big mistake. Harper, 19,... Bryce Harper to play tonight after hitting face with own bat The Washington Nationals will have rookie outfielder Bryce Harper in the starting lineup Saturday night 24 hours after he took 10 stitches to close a wound above his left eye that was the result of an angry outburst. Harper has welt, stitches after hitting himself with bat Washington Nationals' budding star Bryce Harper insists on playing after accidentally hitting himself on the side of his head with a bat during Friday night's game at the Cincinnati Reds. Bryce Harper has a learning moment in the outfield There have been plenty of moments that make you forget Bryce Harper is 19 years old and still learning how to play the outfield . He crashed into the Dodger Stadium fence to make a catch. Wednesday night, he covered perhaps 100 feet to make a backhanded, running catch on the warning track in center. He later misread a ball, but used his athleticism to recover and make a diving catch. Read full ...
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