Since I fell in love with baseball I always had this curiosity about the game. I would think about the strangest things. For example, I wonder what he ate before the game? What do you do when you have to pee and you’re out on the field and the inning lasts forever? Sure, those were pretty adolescent thoughts, but now I am an adult — well, kinda — and I still have that same level...
It didn’t take Bryce Harper long to return home.
Harper and his new team, the Philadelphia Phillies, will open a three-game series in the nation’s capital on Tuesday evening, but the hype has already reached a fever pitch. The drama will generate itself under the circumstances, but what could a few extra nudges from the media hurt.
Pete Alonso starts this week with a .414 batting average (12-for-29) with a 1.296 OPS, three doubles, three majestic home runs and six RBI. Among those with 20+ at bats this spring, Alonso has the fourth highest batting average on the team, first in home runs, first in OPS and slugging percentage (.828). Not bad for a kid who’s never taken a regular season swing a major league uniform.