Ever since Harper was in high school he's shown to have an abundance of confidence in his skills on the diamond. Some scouts even questioned if Harper had too much confidence, and if it would eventually be his downfall. During last night's minor league game, Bryce Harper added fuel to that discussion with his antics after, smacking yet another home run.
After Harper jacked a pitch out of the park, he took his time trotting around the bases. He also found enough time to blow a kiss to the opposing pitcher. Needless to say this has plenty of baseball purest up in arms about the behavior of this young man.
Oh, and the AP recently ran a long Harper profile, which included this nugget. Feels apropos somehow:
“One of the biggest sins you can make is putting guys into position where they’re going to fail early,” said Doug Harris, who keeps a close in-person eye on Harper as the Nationals’ director of player development. “We’re really committed, but lay the blocks before we try to put in some chandeliers and some granite countertops. We want to make sure we’ve built a good foundation, not only on the field but in the clubhouse.”