Not exactly a clown question, but still a dumb comment, bro.
A reporter told Harper that his injury situation seemed like RGIII all over again. "No it's not," Harper replied. "That's a dumb comment."— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) May 26, 2013
So Bryce Harper left Sunday's game in the bottom of the seventh against the Phillies because his sore knee -- you know, the one he hurt running face first into the wall in LA -- is barking. Up above, a screen cap (via MASN/MLB.TV) of Harper holding his knee after stealing third in the first inning. Davey says Harper will probably get a few days off; Harper says not necessary. This is not good. More Harper and Davey on the art of sliding:
"If he quit headfirst sliding, he'd be a lot better off. He's needs to slide and hit his ass instead of his knees."
(Davey Johnson, via MASNSports.com, 5/26/2013)
"I’m gonna feel it either way. It doesn’t matter. I mean, if I slide feet-first or slide head-first, I don’t think that’s gonna help it if anything." (Bryce Harper, via NatsInsider, 5/26/2013)
Here's video of Harper limping off in the 7th: