>Because the Washington Nationals knew they only had a week to be in the news, they made a big splash this week.  On the week when last year’s #1 pick in the draft made his debut, the Nationals selected Bryce Harper from the College of Southern Nevada with this year’s #1 pick.  That’s right, the Nationals were the worst team in baseball for two years in a row.  In a league that includes the Royals, Pirates and Padres, that is pretty impressive.

Harper is currently a catcher but will make the shift to right field in order to “fast track” him to the Majors.  Because, as Adam Dunn has proven throughout his career, you don’t have to be skilled to play in the outfield; you just have to hit the ball a long way.  Legends already abound regarding Harper’s ability to hit the ball 6,263 feet, pick off runners with his laser-rocket arm, score from first on a bunt and how if HE were there, he would consume the English with fireballs from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his arse.  Finally, as you can see from the picture below, Harper does cry because of his emotions, he cries tears of oil to help save the environment.

Bryce Harper after being asked to do his Hoff impersonation