"Monday was supposed to be a party for the Nationals, the night Bryce Harper became the final returning piece of their injured roster, the team intact for the first time all year. It was even Harper Bobblehead Night with 10,000 extra fans on hand, some lining up five-and-a-half hours early for the figurine.
Instead of “Nothing But Natitude,” Harper’s box could’ve read, “Nothing But Attitude.” The 21-year-old exposed the fissures that have gotten more public between the young star and the Nats. Being back in the Nats’ lineup after two months wasn’t enough for Harper; he wanted to write the lineup, too." (Thomas Boswell, via Washington Post, 6/30/2014)
(In the original version of Boswell's story that appeared online Monday night, the second paragraph was about how Harper was going to end up with the Yankees in 4 1/2 years. Fortunately, his editors removed that bit. The headline on the frontpage of the Post sports page online read "Bryce Harper Knucklehead night" for a while, too. That has also been removed.)
Anyway, Harper gave his opinion on Matt Williams' lineup before the game, got a standing ovation from fans (video here), hustled for an extra base on an RBI single after an error, scored from first on Ian Desmond's bases clearing double, and exchanged an awkward no-five with Denard Span after the game. Here's video of Harper's RBI single, on which he hustled to 2nd base following an error:
Let the good times roll...
(Screencaps via MASN/MLB.com video)