On the same day that we learned that Michael Jordan’s legendary ‘flu game’ was actually more like a ‘food poisoning game’, we as fans we treated to another All-Sick Day performance.
On Wednesday night, star Washington outfielder Bryce Harper slugged four hits in the Nationals’ 6-1 victory over the Miami Marlins. However, he did so while trying not to throw up the entire time.
“I threw up four times in the trash can,” Harper appeared to say (he talked so low it was hard to hear). According to CBS Sports, he did confirm later he threw up, though he used the word “hacked” the second time.
The four-hit performance, again, gave his squad the win while also raising Harper’s batting average to a robust .364. The way Harper sees it, there is simply no other option.
“I didn’t feel very good at all,” he said. “But my team needs me.”
At only 20 years of age, that is a pretty mature way of going about his business.
That should be making Nats fans even more excited about the possibilities the future has in store for the ultra-young, ultra-talented Harper.