Bryce Harper has taken the Major League by storm and has created a storm of his own with Miami Marlin manager Ozzie Guillen. Three years ago, Harper became the youngest baseball player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and he is living up to his hype. The fearless 19-year old is batting third best on his team,taking on clown-reporters (which you may have heard your boyfriend say) and not backing down to outspoken Guillen.
Over the weekend, Guillen accused Harper of using too much pine tar on his bat. The Nationals won 4-0 and Guillen called Harper of unprofessional after he retaliated and pointed to his bat in his second-plate appearance.
Despite Harper offering no comment, Nationals Adam LaRoche further instigated the fued. LaRoche asked Harper to autograph a bat and later addressed it to Guillen with pine tar smeared all over it.
Guillen found humor in the gag gift telling reporters, “It was funny. I’ve got a few friends on their side. All those guys were making fun of me. I found out later they made the kid sign the bat.’”