Nationals 6, Dodgers 2
Bryce Harper plays the game of baseball the right way. There are only two steps to playing baseball the right way, and he excels at both of them in a fashion that you just don’t see very often in today’s game. They are:
1: Being really good at baseball
2: Smashing your head into things so hard that you bleed
There are a lot of players who are really good at baseball, though not many with Harper’s potential for greatness. But the art of self-inflicted head trauma seems to be dying out in modern baseball. Players these days are just too concerned with preserving the integrity of their skulls, and not enough with adhering to the time-honored tradition of causing blood to pour out of their faces by hitting them really hard with solid objects. It’s sad, really.
But Bryce Harper gets it. He knows that baseball is about more than just hitting home runs, running fast, and playing great defense. It’s also about doing things that could potentially cause severe damage to the most sensitive part of the body.
Let’s hope some of the other Nationals start following Bryce’s heroic example and mutilate their own faces as soon as possible.