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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bryce Harper disrespects Hall of Fame baseball writer

The St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals are heading back to Washington D.C. with the NLDS knotted at 1-1.

Among the story lines in the series has been the struggles of the Nationals high profile center fielder Bryce Harper.

Harper was just 1 for 5 in the Nationals Game Two loss on Monday afternoon and struck out four times.

In the first two games of the series, Harper is just one for ten with six strikeouts.

When asked by Hall of Fame baseball writer Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after Monday's game if he was anxious at the plate, Harper responds with a very snide comment for the writing legend.

In response to Hummel's question, Harper replied, "You think I'm over anxious?  You think so?  Maybe you should be our hitting coach."

Harper has been the center of famous sound clips in the past.  His "that is a clown question bro" comment to a reporter in Toronto earlier this season clearly went viral all over the internet and added to his already legendary status as one of the best young players in the game.

But Harper has struggled at the plate in this series and is clearly aggravated by it.

Harper is clearly an intense competitor and looks like he hates to lose.  His competitiveness should be applauded.  The kid certainly cares.

But he does not need to take it out on a quality, sincere, and fair Hall of Fame baseball writer and legend like Rick Hummel.

Just make some solid contact at the plate bro and the Hall of Fame baseball writer will not ask you if you are anxious again.