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Must-click link: What if the season began in July?

Aug 10, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

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Grant Brisbee friggin’ nails it, with a sampling of the sorts of baseball stories you’d be reading right now if the season began after the All-Star Break instead of back in April. Stuff like:

Bryce Harper: Just Not Ready

… Harper is hitting .176/.276/.265 in 105 at-bats to start the season. How long are the Nationals going to let this go on? Who benefits? Certainly not Harper, whose head must be spinning. Certainly not the Nationals, who have to deal with the equivalent of another pitcher in their lineup. It’s probably about time to end the experiment and start anew.

Not that this will stop us from posting all of those “Are the [City, Mascots] for real?” posts a month into next season. Still, it’s instructive.

  1. cleverbob - Aug 10, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Leave Bryce alone!

    • ajcardsfan - Aug 10, 2012 at 2:51 PM

      If those articles were true…we’d never have his infamous quote of the season; wonder what quote would have taken its place on these boards

  2. mirmz - Aug 10, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    The Hamilton article nails it. Very funny.

  3. ajcardsfan - Aug 10, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    I think the Matt Cain/Tim Lincecum one is my favorite; although the Pujols/Beltran one made me chuckle as well

  4. geoknows - Aug 10, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Thing is, I actually DON’T think Harper is ready. But there doesn’t seem to be irreperable damage being done, as the article hints. He’ll be fine.

  5. number42is1 - Aug 10, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Astros = gold

  6. delawarephilliesfan - Aug 10, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    I whole heartedly support the first half of this season being tossed

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