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Tweet of the Day: Bryce Harper woos Giancarlo Stanton

Nov 14, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

After the mockery Jeff Loria has made of major league baseball in Miami it is impossible to call anything more clownish than his reign of terror. But if you’re so inclined, you can call Bryce Harper‘s reaction to Giancarlo Stanton‘s displeasure over the Miami Massacre a clown tweet, bro:


I’m sure just about every general manager in baseball called to inquire, Bryce.

  1. 1972wasalongtimeago - Nov 14, 2012 at 6:09 AM

    For Marlins fans looking for a new team, I recommend the Nationals. Fun team to watch. Of course they had to rid themselves of the Jeffrey Loria stink first, and it took some time to do that. But now they’re a blast to watch.

    Go Nats?

    • heyblueyoustink - Nov 14, 2012 at 8:26 AM

      No…. No “go Nats”

      And to Mr. Harper, please don’t turn this into the NBA where players beg eachother to their teams via social media or sending flowers and such.

    • schmedley69 - Nov 14, 2012 at 7:58 PM

      Yes, there are plenty of seats available. In fact, I think you might be onto something. The D.C. and Miami markets combined might equal one normal baseball market.

  2. proudlycanadian - Nov 14, 2012 at 6:29 AM

    For all the noise generated by the Red Sox and the Dodgers, the only team that has gone out and improved themselves is in Toronto. The stealth GM struck again. He has made three trades and signed a free agent.

    • kiwicricket - Nov 14, 2012 at 6:47 AM

      The season doesn’t start in December. Plenty of time left for someone to do something of substance. Toronto doing all their Christmas shopping in one swoop was pretty nifty though.
      Love that they picked up Johnson. If the Jays are out of it, they can still flick him off for something promising half way through the season. It’s a win win situation for them.

      • paperlions - Nov 14, 2012 at 8:38 AM

        Eh, not many teams give up much for rentals anymore….especially rentals with such long injury histories.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Nov 14, 2012 at 7:10 AM

      Dodgers improved themselves immensely with Gonzalez. If you actually look at the players traded and avoid HBTing the issue by falsely accusing LA for having spent $200 million on 2012, the Dodgers did fine.

    • xmatt0926x - Nov 14, 2012 at 9:21 AM

      I don’t know about the stealth GM striking again. Did he strike again or was that team finally forced to stop whining about not being able to compete with the Yankees and Red Sox after watching the Rays do it consistently and then watch the Orioles do it last season? That being said, it’s nice to see and I hope they compete for the division next year.

    • xavier46 - Nov 14, 2012 at 8:48 PM

      I’m at a loss to figure out why some are billing this is a huge win for the Jays. A huge get – yes, of course. The Jays gave up a lot to Johnson and Reyes. Buerhle may well get torched in the AL East.

    • protius - Nov 15, 2012 at 9:19 AM

      This should keep them out of last place, but it will be a struggle; the Red Sox are bound to make improvements too.

  3. brewcrewfan54 - Nov 14, 2012 at 6:35 AM

    That lame ass quite keeps rearing its ugly head.

  4. koufaxmitzvah - Nov 14, 2012 at 7:07 AM

    There was more red, white, and blue in the Expos uniforms.

  5. andyreidisthegoat - Nov 14, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    social media allows dumb people to express themselves. we were better off seeing them play and not hearing or reading what these guys think.

    • kkolchak - Nov 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM

      Exactly what about Harper’s tweet was dumb?

      • andyreidisthegoat - Nov 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM

        stanton is the one shooting his mouth off, but yes, harper’s tweet is dumb, as well, because why does he need to say anything on this matter. he puts himself in a bad spot and into controversy for no reason. he’s got a bright future. why damage your name responding to other ridiculous tweets.

      • kkolchak - Nov 14, 2012 at 10:39 AM

        I repeat, what about Harper’s tweet was dumb?

      • andyreidisthegoat - Nov 14, 2012 at 11:21 AM

        i repeat putting yourself in a conversation that you have no business being in is dumb. especially when your image is going to be the face of MLB for years to come. don’t hurt yourself and take money out of your pocket. better to be silent sometimes than make yourself look silly. I do feel he looks silly because of this. coupled with the busted eye from the bat and the clown question bro stuff. it makes him look like an immature kid. he has to grow up fast even if he is not ready to.

      • natslady - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

        I have no idea. Sometimes baseball players are human beings, and he saw Giancarlo being stranded in So. Florida for who knows how many more years with who for company–Ricky Nolasco? Meanwhile, Harper’s having a blast on a competitive team that shelters and nurtures players (very carefullly!), and whose manager puts them out there to “express their talents.” I thought it was impulsive and sort of sweet, and no one took it seriously. You are all overthinking this.

      • stlouis1baseball - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:01 PM

        Was the tweet dumb? I don’t think it was dumb.
        But it could be viewed as insensitive. Specifically…recruiting people on twitter to ultimately replace a teammate. Because if Stanton comes to D.C. that is exactly what will happen.
        Put another way….
        Be Michael Morse or Jayson Werth for a minute.
        Now whaddya’ think about the tweet?

      • bh192012 - Nov 14, 2012 at 4:39 PM

        I’d say it’s dumb because players can’t arbitrarily decide which team they play for. He’s signed with the Marlins until 2017. Also, Bryce Harper doesn’t own the Nationals, and therefore can’t offer him a contract there.

      • protius - Nov 15, 2012 at 9:27 AM


        Harper had as much right to be in that conversation, as you have to be in this one. The only difference is that Harper isn’t coming off as a dork, and you are.

        You criticism is bizarre and unnecessary.

      • andyreidisthegoat - Nov 15, 2012 at 1:08 PM

        Oh boy. I have hurt protius’s feelings. I have insulted his favorite player . He just got his jersey and is going to spring training to get a ball signed by him. Stop you are emabarrassing yourself with the name calling. You seem like you take sports way to seriously. I feel bad for people like you who use sports for meaning in their lives. I just come in to see if I can get a good blog rolling. and it seems like i did. It’s just fun conversation. don’t take it too seriously kid.

      • protius - Nov 15, 2012 at 7:03 PM


        Don’t you think you’re being melodramatic in your attempt to save face? I mean, Jesus Christ, what a crock of shit: Hurt feelings, favorite player, Spring Training, name calling, the meaning of life. Dude, you’ve graduated from dork, to flaming douche bag.

        Here’s some advice: Why don’t you go where ever it is you normally go when you want to be alone and unobserved, and try to give yourself the best erection you can, this way you will be in the company of something that looks just like you, and has the same intellectual capacity.

        You are a clown jerk off, bro.

      • andyreidisthegoat - Nov 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM

        Very cute I like how you won t rest until your hero is d efended completely. And. When I
        get an erection I go visit your mother. Oh yeah baby I just went there. Go suckit jackoff

  6. uyf1950 - Nov 14, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Harper can “woo” Stanton all he wants but at this stage of Stanton’s MLB career he’s more like an indentured servant.

  7. goskinsvt - Nov 14, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    What’s the big deal? I’d want him on my team too, especially when he spent the season hitting like .350 against the Nats.

  8. eagles512 - Nov 14, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Plus it’s considered tampering

    • geoknows - Nov 14, 2012 at 10:59 AM

      I believe it’s also against the new CBA policy regarding players’ use of social media.

  9. joecool16280 - Nov 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    And Adam LsRoche just said “thanks for nothing Bryce”

    • stlouis1baseball - Nov 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      Yep. You could also add Morse and/or Werth to that list with LaRoche.

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