For dedicated sports fans, your team of choice is your team for life. You support them through the ups and the downs, the championships and the last-place finishes, for as long as you live.
This was especially true for Patrick “Pat” Killebrew, who passed away last week from watching his beloved Washington Nationals blow a game.
That’s right — according to Killebrew’s obituary via the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the 68-year-old passed away peacefully “after watching the Washington Nationals relief pitchers blow yet another lead.”
If you know baseball, you know Bryce Harper. Even if you don’t know baseball, there’s a fairly good chance you know Bryce Harper.
Harper was a first-overall draft pick who has gone on to become Rookie of the Year, the youngest position player ever selected for the MLB All-Star Game and the youngest-ever unanimous National League Most Valuable Player. And he’s taking it upon himself to make the tired sport of baseball fun again.
Those are all incredible accomplishments, especially for a player who is still only 23 years old. But there’s another side to Bryce Harper… and that side is kind of a total jerk.
The Washington Nationals’ outfielder was drafted into the MLB six years ago, and for a lot of people it’s still difficult to determine whether we love him or hate him. So, being the generous souls we are, we decided to pull together some evidence from both sides to help you make an informed decision.