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#pounditMonday, December 5, 2022

Bryce Harper snaps at reporter: ‘Do I look overanxious?’

Bryce Harper’s postseason debut has not gone as well as he would like, but the Nationals are heading back home for three game with their NLDS series against the Cardinals knotted at 1-1. After lighting up the Cardinals in the regular season with a .429 average, Harper is 1-for-10 with six strikeouts against them through the first two games of the series. When a reporter implied that nerves are the problem, Harper was not happy.

“Do I look overanxious?” he asked.” Do you think so?”

“Yes,” the reporter answered.

“Yeah, maybe you should be the hitting coach,” Harper snapped back.

As Dan Steinberg of D.C. Sports Bog pointed out, the reporter was identified as Rick Hummel from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. After he was clearly frustrated, Harper did a good job of going right back to answering questions in a friendly manner. Perhaps nerves are getting the best of young Bryce, but you would think reporters would know by now to keep their clown questions to themselves.

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