I’ve mentioned writer/reporter Tom Boswell before. He is a gifted observer of our national pastime, and today’s piece on Bryce Harper is another gem. I hope Bryce takes it to heart.
Manager Matt (MM) was interviewed on XM radio on 4/30 and when asked if he would be counseling Harper on not sliding headfirst so much, had this to say “he slid feet first in our season-opening series with the Mets and had a potential concussion. Also, he did hurt himself once last year sliding feet first.” It is apparent MM plans to be very careful in any effort to alter Harper’s approach to his playing style:)