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Bryce Harper isn’t allowed to talk about his injury

Sep 10, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

Well, this should put an end to any worry and speculation:

Yep, nothing like “I know stuff but I can’t talk about it to you guys” to put an end to a story.

As we noted yesterday, Harper is out at least one more game.

  1. flamethrower101 - Sep 10, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Why does it seem like the Nats are the only team that forbids players from talking about their injuries? I mean what’s so hard about saying “It’s just inflammation. We’re trying to figure out where to go from here.” We’d be fine with that. I know it’s probably not against the CBA to do this but it appears odd that the Nats are the only team to do this excessively.

    And Adam Kilgore is right, them not allowing him to talk about it is making me even more suspicious. This whole thing just stinks of suspicion.

    • David Proctor - Sep 10, 2013 at 5:37 PM

      The media has a way of twisting everything Bryce Harper says. He was asked a question a week or so ago about the Nats dwindling postseason chances. He said “I don’t care what people think, screw what people think.” Then I saw a headline on another website that said: “Harper on his hustle: “Screw what people think.” The question had absolutely NOTHING to do with that and it was taken completely out of context. I found that disgraceful.

      So the reason is, Mike Rizzo probably wants to prevent Bryce from saying something that will cause the media to explode. Bryce doesn’t have the best filter. It’s best to tell him to just say nothing at all.

      • flamethrower101 - Sep 10, 2013 at 5:45 PM

        Now that makes a lot of sense and I could totally understand it if that was Mike Rizzo’s rationale.

        Now we just need to ask him if that’s true. Oh wait…

    • paperlions - Sep 10, 2013 at 6:06 PM

      This makes you suspicious of what? You now think Harper is a alien? That his injury might be career ending? That he might be considering converting to Judaism?

      Players and teams almost never talk about injuries, people just don’t realize it because they talk without saying anything rather than the less inelegant, but more effective approach Harper took.

      • flamethrower101 - Sep 10, 2013 at 6:12 PM

        It comes off as odd that a player would be “forbidden” from talking about his injury, as opposed to players simply choosing not to say anything. It could be for a number of reasons; and yes I recognize that my comments make me come off as sort of a cynic, but based on some of the Nats’ decisions and their rationale for them over the past couple of years I do not deny that.

      • Gamera the Brave - Sep 12, 2013 at 11:08 AM

        Converting to Judaism?!? That’s crazy talk!

        -Gamera Ben-Brave

  2. David Proctor - Sep 10, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Let the faux-doctoring commence!

    Seriously though, is it odd that Rizzo doesn’t want him to talk about it? Yeah, it is. Does that mean anything regarding the injury? Not really. But people will speculate.

  3. jss1330 - Sep 10, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Bill Belichick would be proud.

  4. jb8588 - Sep 10, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Rizzo is such an arrogant tool.

  5. NatsLady - Sep 10, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    So here’s how ATL-Fish game ends. Kimbrel is in (score 4-3) and gives up a 1-out double to Polanco. They put in a pinch-runner. Next guy strikes out. Kimbrel then throws a wild pitch, and the pinch-runner gets caught in a run-down between 2nd and 3rd. Game over. That’s how bad the Marlins are, and how lucky Atlanta is. They are going to wear Kimbrel out, though.

    • NatsLady - Sep 10, 2013 at 10:32 PM

      Oooops, sorry, wrong thread. Well, anyway, that is how the game ended… Nats are 21-9 recently.

  6. scdocal - Sep 10, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Atlanta is luck really? That’s why they have had every major offensive threat go down with some sort of injury minus uggla who sucks. How is that lucky. They got lucky on that play but let’s not make it out like the Braves have all the luck. Is that what nats fans are blaming their season on is the braves have all the luck

  7. scdocal - Sep 10, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    Btw Kimbrel has more saves and less appearances then he did last year. So how how they wearing him out?

    • dexterismyhero - Sep 11, 2013 at 8:30 AM

      Chicks talking about sports………………smh

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