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Bryce Harper = Asshole (?)

Unread postby bookelly » Tue May 01, 2012 9:09 pm

Found this little gem and thought I'd share.

http://yourkillinmesmalls.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/bryce-harper-the-asshole-cometh/

There's a great bit about Orel in there. Totally worth the read.

/think I may have to change my least favorite player. I wish you guys had heard Vin talking about Mr. Harper. He basically said he has the worst attitude he had ever seen in a player. AJ, Milton, Joey, John, all rolled up into one asshole taco.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby Am I Here Again? » Tue May 01, 2012 10:09 pm

From the article: You might say that perhaps Bryce Harper’s parents should pull him aside and tell him to be a little nicer, and maybe they have.

Yeah... I don' think so. Any parents who let their kid decide to get their GED after sophomore year in high school just so they can go on to junior college and get picked sooner aren't exactly thinking about their kid's well-being. More like they see $$$ when their kid wants to fast-track it. And if the PARENTS' came up with that idea? Oh-boy...
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed May 02, 2012 5:34 am

Am I Here Again? wrote:From the article: You might say that perhaps Bryce Harper’s parents should pull him aside and tell him to be a little nicer, and maybe they have.

Yeah... I don' think so. Any parents who let their kid decide to get their GED after sophomore year in high school just so they can go on to junior college and get picked sooner aren't exactly thinking about their kid's well-being. More like they see $$$ when their kid wants to fast-track it. And if the PARENTS' came up with that idea? Oh-boy...

Have you seen his parents? They were in the crowd when I was watching the Nats against the Dodgers. They looked like they were spending the money in their heads rather than actually even watching their son play. I think his mother used his signing bonus on a pair of new titties.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Wed May 02, 2012 9:11 am

And I'm sure Shelley Duncan is a great human being. Who would you rather have playing LF for the Tribe right now? Did you see his throw from LF to home in his first game?

There were a lot of great players who were total douche-bags. We had the biggest one of his era in Albert Belle. Did anyone care when he was hitting 50 dingers a year or running down kids who egged his house?

Much to do about nothing. The kid's 19 and playing in the bigs. That says it all. If he keeps his head on straight he has the potential to be a super-star. How many 19 years olds can say that?

For years people have been complaining that the Tribe has a bunch of guys with absolutely no fire in their belly, a la Peralta. This kid has it in spades.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed May 02, 2012 9:34 am

WiscTribeFan wrote:And I'm sure Shelley Duncan is a great human being. Who would you rather have playing LF for the Tribe right now? Did you see his throw from LF to home in his first game?

There were a lot of great players who were total douche-bags. We had the biggest one of his era in Albert Belle. Did anyone care when he was hitting 50 dingers a year or running down kids who egged his house?

Much to do about nothing. The kid's 19 and playing in the bigs. That says it all. If he keeps his head on straight he has the potential to be a super-star. How many 19 years olds can say that?

For years people have been complaining that the Tribe has a bunch of guys with absolutely no fire in their belly, a la Peralta. This kid has it in spades.


:clap:

I'll take an asshole who can play over the debris running around in the Tribe OF any day of the week.

If Harper were here he'd be 'young', 'learning', 'immature' at worst.

I agree he's an asshole. I'd take him in a second.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby motherscratcher » Wed May 02, 2012 10:05 am

Absolutely . I have as close to zero doubt as possible that he is a complete and total douchebag. Probably his parents too. I also can't think of a single player on the face of the earth that I'd rather have in my organization right now.

Yeah, I guess I'd get a kick out of it if the kid got a little comeuppance. A little humility can serve everyone well. But I don't want the nicest players, I want the best ones. If they are exemplary humans as well then that's a nice bonus.

As to the whole GED vs diploma thing...I get where that comes from because for the vast majority of us it will always be worth it and the "right thing to do" to go through high school. But this kid is a once in a generation talent. Probably the most naturally gifted ballplayer to arrive since Junior Griffey.

He's already made more money than any of us will in our lives. He's already set for life as long as he doesnt blow it. He also has the potential to make a billion dollars over the course of his career. Believe that.

If he was my kid, with that talent and potential, my job #1 is to nurture and protect that talent. If that means a GED to face better competition and sooner position him to maximize that talent then so be it. This is not only his job, this is his career. And what he did was absolutely the right call.

And you know how I know it was the right call? Because he is a millionaire playing the outfield for a MLB team before the age of 20.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby scrambler » Wed May 02, 2012 10:26 am

I agree with most of the comments here. Kid can play. You want him on your team. The 7 years LeBron played with the Cavs were indisputably the 7 best consecutive years in franchise history by astronomical margins. The Cavs had national relevance every single year he was with the team. The man could and still can play. The best Tribe years in recent memory were when some combo of Albert Belle and/or Manny being Manny were patroling the outfield and mashing.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby Spin » Wed May 02, 2012 12:14 pm

Fuck it. Baseball needs a new personality. Someone to rattle some cages now and then. All of the fiery managers are dead (or castrated, in Guillen's case). At least he doesn't go after the fans, like Joey or Milton. So he looks like a spoiled brat and pisses off opposing players and umps?

Baseball needs someone to hate. It has waaaaaay too many non-personalities and nice guys.

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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby pup » Wed May 02, 2012 4:14 pm

How many gymnasts get your high school completed early to train full time?

How many violinists?

Killing this kid for being a kid is at about an equal level of being an asshole as one would make Harper out to be.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby andrew6586 » Wed May 02, 2012 4:17 pm

I disliked this kid ever since he was drafted and said he couldn't wait to play for the Yankees. The Nationals made him a multimillionaire before he was 18 and all he could talk about was playing for another team. Asshole.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby motherscratcher » Wed May 02, 2012 4:19 pm

andrew6586 wrote:I disliked this kid ever since he was drafted and said he couldn't wait to play for the Yankees. The Nationals made him a multimillionaire before he was 18 and all he could talk about was playing for another team. Asshole.



LOL, did he really say that? What a chatch.
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Unread postby pup » Wed May 02, 2012 4:20 pm

You know who I want to formulate paint for some day?

Whoever pays me the most.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby bookelly » Wed May 02, 2012 7:35 pm

motherscratcher wrote:
andrew6586 wrote:I disliked this kid ever since he was drafted and said he couldn't wait to play for the Yankees. The Nationals made him a multimillionaire before he was 18 and all he could talk about was playing for another team. Asshole.



LOL, did he really say that? What a chatch.


This is what I'm saying. This kid is beyond asshole. He doesn't respect the game AT ALL.

I can't wait to see him get plunked after he admires one of his bombs by blowing the pitcher a kiss. Watch him charge the mound and every single one of his teammates stay on the bench and watch as the other team beats the shit outta him. :dead:
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed May 02, 2012 7:40 pm

pup wrote:You know who I want to formulate paint for some day?

Whoever pays me the most.



I fucking hate Dutch Boy.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby pup » Wed May 02, 2012 10:18 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
pup wrote:You know who I want to formulate paint for some day?

Whoever pays me the most.



I fucking hate Dutch Boy.


Just got off the phone with him. He hates you more.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Wed May 02, 2012 11:04 pm

pup wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
pup wrote:You know who I want to formulate paint for some day?

Whoever pays me the most.



I fucking hate Dutch Boy.


Just got off the phone with him. He hates you more.


I bet both of you like Dutch boys. You both like Guatemalan boys so, really, what's the difference?
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby pup » Thu May 03, 2012 9:47 am

peeker643 wrote:
pup wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
pup wrote:You know who I want to formulate paint for some day?

Whoever pays me the most.



I fucking hate Dutch Boy.


Just got off the phone with him. He hates you more.


I bet both of you like Dutch boys. You both like Guatemalan boys so, really, what's the difference?


That guy doesn't post here anymore. He is too good. Oh, that was Venezuelan boys. My bad.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu May 03, 2012 10:13 am

pup wrote:
peeker643 wrote:
pup wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
pup wrote:You know who I want to formulate paint for some day?

Whoever pays me the most.



I fucking hate Dutch Boy.


Just got off the phone with him. He hates you more.


I bet both of you like Dutch boys. You both like Guatemalan boys so, really, what's the difference?


That guy doesn't post here anymore. He is too good. Oh, that was Venezuelan boys. My bad.


Criticize now but that dude is hitting it big with a pay site that focuses on the venezuelan teens.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby pup » Thu May 03, 2012 10:53 am

peeker643 wrote:
pup wrote:
peeker643 wrote:
pup wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
pup wrote:You know who I want to formulate paint for some day?

Whoever pays me the most.



I fucking hate Dutch Boy.


Just got off the phone with him. He hates you more.


I bet both of you like Dutch boys. You both like Guatemalan boys so, really, what's the difference?


That guy doesn't post here anymore. He is too good. Oh, that was Venezuelan boys. My bad.


Criticize now but that dude is hitting it big with a pay site that focuses on the venezuelan teens.


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Unread postby Love child of shawn kemp » Thu May 03, 2012 3:14 pm

pup wrote:You know who I want to formulate paint for some day?

Whoever pays me the most.


Mix me up a batch in an empty bread bag and I will give you $20.00.

SI.com is already overhyping Harper. The headline of the game last night made it sound as if Harper had the walk off hit. He actually had a double and scored two outs later.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu May 03, 2012 3:35 pm

That asshole kid is only 5 hits behind that sweetheart Casey Kotchman. He's already got 2 more doubles than Kotchman but only half of Casey's RBI total.

I would take him literally over any single position player on the Indians roster right now.

One for one deal I take him over Santana, Cabbie and Choo. Kipnis too.

Not even close.
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Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Thu May 03, 2012 5:13 pm

peeker643 wrote:That asshole kid is only 5 hits behind that sweetheart Casey Kotchman. He's already got 2 more doubles than Kotchman but only half of Casey's RBI total.

I would take him literally over any single position player on the Indians roster right now.

One for one deal I take him over Santana, Cabbie and Choo. Kipnis too.

Not even close.


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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 03, 2012 5:22 pm

He's an ass but I cannot resist watching him play.
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Unread postby Jumbo » Thu May 03, 2012 5:34 pm

peeker643 wrote:I would take him literally over any single position playerin MLB right now.


Fixed.

In fairness:

(1) If you're going for just the next year or two, then sure, take Kemp.
(2) If contracts matter, then you might take Longoria because his contract takes him through a few FA years.

Otherwise, who else is #1 in one-for-one trade value?
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Unread postby statmasta » Thu May 03, 2012 7:57 pm

bookelly wrote:Found this little gem and thought I'd share.

http://yourkillinmesmalls.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/bryce-harper-the-asshole-cometh/

There's a great bit about Orel in there. Totally worth the read.

/think I may have to change my least favorite player. I wish you guys had heard Vin talking about Mr. Harper. He basically said he has the worst attitude he had ever seen in a player. AJ, Milton, Joey, John, all rolled up into one asshole taco.

As I read all this I find myself thinking, "Who cares?"

Yes, Harper can't make up for his attitude by carrying the team like a player can carry a team in basketball. But at the same time, he can't destroy the team, either. If that was possible, the 90s Indians never would've been competitive. Baseball isn't reliant on teamwork and chemistry. Harper just needs to produce. It doesn't matter at all that some scouts think he's a jerk.
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Unread postby JCoz » Fri May 04, 2012 11:35 am

Baseball could use a few more douchebags like him. Makes things more interesting. There is nothing wrong with being glad you get to root against him rather than for him.

This is a guy that will be a lot of fun to hate when he gives DC the bird and heads for NY. I honestly hope he dons the pinstripes and becomes even more of an asshole as he becomes a superstar.

As much as any championship-starved Cleveland fan may deep down want to have a guy like this, doesnt he just seem to belong in New York? He really does. Having an Indians uni on this guy just wouldn't feel right, not from a Clevelanders standpoint, from a sports fan POV.
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Unread postby redneckofsc » Fri May 04, 2012 12:56 pm

He still will never be able to lift Albert Belle's jock strap.
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Unread postby CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Mon May 07, 2012 11:47 am

Cole Hamels, the new champion of the "Bryce Harper is a Prick" fanclub.

"I was trying to hit him," the Philadelphia lefty said. "I'm not going to deny it."

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/78992 ... aiming-him
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Mon May 07, 2012 12:08 pm

I watched it, and the subsequent 'fuck you!' to Hamels when Harper stole home.

I'm a big Hamels fan but the time of the plunking was a bit off.
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Unread postby pup » Mon May 07, 2012 1:12 pm

Not many times an incident like this can happen and everyone involved handled it perfectly.

Cole with the old welcome to the big leagues moment, followed by Harper hustling his ass off to get to third and then steals home.

And Cole got his back with a heater to his leg and never flinched.
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Unread postby TouchEmAllTime » Mon May 07, 2012 2:34 pm

Cole Hamels is a soft tossing, Jake Effron looking pussy, drafted ten years ago to be an ace but yet keeps dropping in the rotation, you mean to tell me you can't beat out Cliff Lee and Doc Halladay? ;)
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Unread postby CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Mon May 07, 2012 3:54 pm

motherscratcher wrote:
andrew6586 wrote:I disliked this kid ever since he was drafted and said he couldn't wait to play for the Yankees. The Nationals made him a multimillionaire before he was 18 and all he could talk about was playing for another team. Asshole.



LOL, did he really say that? What a chatch.


Even worse, he's a Yankee, Cowboy, Laker, and Duke fan.

Harper's such a douche he makes LeBron look good.
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Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Tue May 08, 2012 12:14 pm

Harper handled it like a professional should, by making him pay for putting him on base.

Bob Gibson would have thrown at his head, probably every time he got up that game.

It will be interesting to see what happens if he goes yard on him in the future. Stand and watch?
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Unread postby peeker643 » Tue May 08, 2012 12:56 pm

Fuck Cole Hamels.

And specifically fuck Cole Hamels for announcing h is "old school bad assedness" with his words to the media afterword.

Shut the fuck up, hit him if ya want to hit him, and then shut the fuck up and go on with your day.

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Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue May 08, 2012 1:17 pm

^^^This

Cole Hamels is fucking Bush League. What a bunch of bullshit. Oh, he's "old school" and needed to teach the young buck a lesson for being good. I'll bet Cole Hamels hasn't spoken a single word to Bryce Harper in his entire life.

It would have been so hilarious if Harper was actually hurt. That would have really taught him a lesson.

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Unread postby pup » Tue May 08, 2012 3:22 pm

Hitting him wasn't bush.

Talking about it was.

He got paid back. And suspended.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue May 08, 2012 3:33 pm

pup wrote:Hitting him wasn't bush.

Talking about it was.

He got paid back. And suspended.


What possible reason could there have been to hit him?
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby pup » Tue May 08, 2012 4:01 pm

motherscratcher wrote:
pup wrote:Hitting him wasn't bush.

Talking about it was.

He got paid back. And suspended.


What possible reason could there have been to hit him?


What possible reason is there to make a rookie dress in drag on the team bus?

There is no reason. It is just supposed to happen. Be it Cole Hammels, or someone else, the kid was taking one in the back just for being the kid. I promise it has happened to all "those" guys.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby Gradysmanldy » Tue May 08, 2012 4:05 pm

bookelly wrote:
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andrew6586 wrote:I disliked this kid ever since he was drafted and said he couldn't wait to play for the Yankees. The Nationals made him a multimillionaire before he was 18 and all he could talk about was playing for another team. Asshole.



LOL, did he really say that? What a chatch.


This is what I'm saying. This kid is beyond asshole. He doesn't respect the game AT ALL.

I can't wait to see him get plunked after he admires one of his bombs by blowing the pitcher a kiss. Watch him charge the mound and every single one of his teammates stay on the bench and watch as the other team beats the shit outta him. :dead:


This is ridiculous. Kid may be a mouthy punk, but watching him play, you'd think he was a Grady Sizemore clone with a cannon for an arm. Runs hard on every play, takes the extra bases even when they aren't offered, lays out for catches, etc. Plays the game hard and seems to already be producing in a rookie season with no talent protecting him in the lineup.

He'd have to be a pretty monumental douche to his TEAM MATES to warrant that kind of shiz, and I don't know that he's viewed the same way in the locker room.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby peeker643 » Tue May 08, 2012 4:07 pm

Why's a real old school bad ass like the metro Cole Hamels need to tell everyone what an old school badass he is?

People should know already.

Now his teammates know he's more interested in making sure everyone knows he tough he is than actually making his next start.

Someone should hit him with a pitch..... and it should probably be Halladay.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue May 08, 2012 4:12 pm

Why is this such a big story? Who cares.

Bryce Harper probably is an asshole. Cole Hamels is whatever he is.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby Gradysmanldy » Tue May 08, 2012 4:14 pm

peeker643 wrote:Why's a real old school bad ass like the metro Cole Hamels need to tell everyone what an old school badass he is?

People should know already.

Now his teammates know he's more interested in making sure everyone knows he tough he is than actually making his next start.

Someone should hit him with a pitch..... and it should probably be Halladay.


Zimmerman hit him with a pitch an inning or two later. Was at the game and thought, "man, that's weird that they hit the pitcher" but after seeing the tough guy quote, it fits.

If you guys think that a late season browns game full of Steelers fans is bad, you should have seen the dickbaggery on display at that baseball game. The entire red porch bar area was full of Phillies fans that weren't even watching the baseball game abstractly......every eye was on the 1 tv playing the Flyers game.

Of course I had to go to one of the 3ish games in the last like 20 the Phils have won vs. Washington.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue May 08, 2012 5:42 pm

pup wrote:
motherscratcher wrote:
pup wrote:Hitting him wasn't bush.

Talking about it was.

He got paid back. And suspended.


What possible reason could there have been to hit him?


What possible reason is there to make a rookie dress in drag on the team bus?

There is no reason. It is just supposed to happen. Be it Cole Hammels, or someone else, the kid was taking one in the back just for being the kid. I promise it has happened to all "those" guys.


Well, making rookies dress in drag is stupid too.

I agree with you that there is no reason. I disagree that it's just supposed to happen. And I doubt it happens to all "those" guys. (By "those" I'm not sure if you mean great, young, asshole or some combination of all of the above.)
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue May 08, 2012 5:50 pm

By way of comparison, Griffey Jr (the first guy that popped to mind due to them being so good so young with all of the hoopla surrounding them) was given his initiation to old school baseball soon after the season started On July 22 1989 vs the Toronto Blue Jays.

Noted Old School Head Hunter John Cerutti delivered that important message. And we're all better off for it.

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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue May 08, 2012 6:06 pm

It's because the players get off on humiliating other dudes. That's why they uses dresses. Hazing people is for knuckle dragging subhumans.

Hamels is a punk and prattling about "HURRRR OLD SKOOL DURRRRR!" doesn't change that.

Nats GM was right. He's chickenshit.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby FUDU » Tue May 08, 2012 6:16 pm

peeker643 wrote:Why's a real old school bad ass like the metro Cole Hamels need to tell everyone what an old school badass he is?

People should know already.

Now his teammates know he's more interested in making sure everyone knows he tough he is than actually making his next start.

Someone should hit him with a pitch..... and it should probably be Halladay.


Problem is it wouldn't hurt.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby pup » Tue May 08, 2012 6:54 pm

motherscratcher wrote:
pup wrote:
motherscratcher wrote:
pup wrote:Hitting him wasn't bush.

Talking about it was.

He got paid back. And suspended.


What possible reason could there have been to hit him?


What possible reason is there to make a rookie dress in drag on the team bus?

There is no reason. It is just supposed to happen. Be it Cole Hammels, or someone else, the kid was taking one in the back just for being the kid. I promise it has happened to all "those" guys.


Well, making rookies dress in drag is stupid too.

I agree with you that there is no reason. I disagree that it's just supposed to happen. And I doubt it happens to all "those" guys. (By "those" I'm not sure if you mean great, young, asshole or some combination of all of the above.)


"Those" guys are the players that are thought to be the leaders of whatever the next generation is.

Hazing is a rite of passage. When done correctly, it brings the new kids into the mix with the vets. If the new kid handles it correctly, they earn respect in the clubhouse. If they bitch and moan, they have a lot of work to do before they get "trusted".

Guys get hit. A high percentage of them are for some purpose. How often do you see guys miss with a fastball in the other batters box? Not very often because the guys throwing the pitches are pretty fucking good at knowing where it is going. If you get hit with a fastball at the ML level, I would guess way more than half were on purpose. Breaking shit that gets away is a mistake. Fastballs are not.

It is a part of the game. Would like to know from any of you that are hockey fans agree with fighting and disagree with beaning?
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue May 08, 2012 7:03 pm

pup wrote:Would like to know from any of you that are hockey fans agree with fighting and disagree with beaning?


I'm not a big fan of fights in hockey unless they have a clearly defined purpose (shift momentum, make a player atone for a cheap shot). Most beanings have a clearly defined purpose, so I'm fine with them.

This Hamels-Harper thing? I just don't care. Harper's an asshole and Hamels hit him unprovoked. It's a non-issue to me and has been since it happened.
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby henshaw » Tue May 08, 2012 7:13 pm

this is just BS – Harper has been a great teammate so far. Very humble (in at least 4 long interviews). And, while taking some photo’s for the team, was on the national Mall and took an at bat at a co-ed softball game going on (he was asked to by the team’s SS). Talked to everyone, waited for pictures to be taken and could not have been any nicer. If this is an “a-hole” let’s hope your team gets 10 like him. Plays hard, does not loaf, and is respectful of the game and his teammates. Yeah, he got hit deliberately by Hamels (who admitted he intentionally threw at him). Harper’s response, run to first, go to third and then steal home off Hamels (after timing Hamels slow motion move to first) – a very head’s up play. Then make a diving catch to prevent a run from scoring from third and then to top it off, hustles for a 2B on a bloop hit just past the infield. After the game, he laughed off the HBP and said it was “just baseball” and that Hamels is a “great pitcher.” Gee sounds like a jerk to me. Somebody owes someone an apology (if you have the guts) and it ain’t Harper.

That blog was about an 18-yr old Harper. Anyone who has watched him mature over the year can see a difference. Anyone who could "hate" Harper does not know the facts, knows little about baseball or how a human being can mature. Harper has done it all - on and off the field - he's not a jerk, prick or a-hole. He's a ballplayer! too bad the Tribe does not have him (Strasberg would be nice too).
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Re: Bryce Harper = Asshole

Unread postby Gradysmanldy » Wed May 09, 2012 4:03 pm

I'm pretty sure he's still an asshole, Henshaw. Hoping im wrong, as I'm a DC resident and like to see the Nats win. (Up the point in some alternate universe that they play the Indians in the world series, at which point I hope the Tribe wins in 4 and beats them like a rented mule)

Re: Hazing.....my best analogy for this was when I was Active Duty. I was on submarines, and I got the living SHIT hazed out of me. I was invited out for beers and social events, but when I stepped onboard (when I was on the boat) I was a non-qualified NUB. (Non-useful body) I didn't like it, but I didn't resent most people for it....the fact of the matter is, we got hazed because we were working 12 hour days generally and they wanted to see what happened when we're placed under a large degree of stress, how it is handled. It's a personality test and a stress test, for when things get hectic under a crazy real life situations.

There's a fine line to it, but harmless shit like making the kids pick up donuts, wear dresses, and carry bags shows the makeup of a rookies character. You're not out to humiliate anyone, just wash a lit bit of the overwhelming hubris every 18 year old (ESPECIALLY rich ass 18 year olds) is born with, and do some team building.

Unfortunately, we're just too touchy-feely and gentle to let it go on anywhere anymore, and so it will stop.

Just like being able to flirt with the hot young interns in your office, etc.

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