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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

MLB.com: Nats send autographed Harper bat to Ozzie Guillen

CHICAGO—Some levity was added to the heated pine-tar exchange between Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen and Washington’s Bryce Harper on Sunday. [...]

During the feud, several Washington players pulled a prank. Adam LaRoche had Harper sign a bat for him. Harper didn’t know the purpose, but it’s common for players to get autographs from each other.

From there, LaRoche added next to the signature, “To my hero, Ozzie, love you.”

The Nationals players had the bat smeared with pine tar and sent it to Guillen.

“It was funny,” Guillen said. “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. They put the rest. ‘To my hero, Ozzie, love you.’”

Depressoteric Posted: July 18, 2012 at 01:05 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: July 18, 2012 at 03:21 PM (#4186352)
Excellent!
   2. President of the David Eckstein Fan Club Posted: July 18, 2012 at 03:31 PM (#4186360)
Well done
   3. yb125 Posted: July 18, 2012 at 03:43 PM (#4186376)
When I first glanced at the headline I read it as "Nats Authorize Harper to Beat Ozzie Guillen".
   4. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: July 18, 2012 at 04:07 PM (#4186405)
"Nats Authorize Harper to Beat Ozzie Guillen"

Your lips. God's ears.
   5. Walt Davis Posted: July 18, 2012 at 05:38 PM (#4186492)
None of these are going to make it!
   6. Steve Treder Posted: July 18, 2012 at 05:44 PM (#4186496)
Insane though he clearly is, the cool thing about Guillen is that he laughs about stuff like this.
   7. SteveF Posted: July 18, 2012 at 05:48 PM (#4186500)
Are you not entertained?
   8. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 18, 2012 at 07:06 PM (#4186555)
Apparently, Ozzie Guillen's wife was spotted booing him at Wrigley. According to Ozzie, she didn't want the crowd to know she was his wife because she feared she'd be killed. Yeah, that's probably it - anyone not booing Ozzie at Wrigley had to be a family member.
   9. McCoy Posted: July 18, 2012 at 08:50 PM (#4186633)
Insane though he clearly is, the cool thing about Guillen is that he laughs about stuff like this.

And yet he thinks Bryce is going to take a bunch of fastballs to the ears.
   10. spike Posted: July 18, 2012 at 09:17 PM (#4186665)
That's about a hot sack of awesome right there. Where's that Orson Welles gif?
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 18, 2012 at 09:29 PM (#4186677)
The Nationals players had the bat smeared with pine tar and sent it to Guillen.

Just pine tar?
   12. Srul Itza Posted: July 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM (#4186740)
The pine tar was the only thing they would admit to.
   13. Depressoteric Posted: July 19, 2012 at 12:04 AM (#4186776)
Funny little fact: Adam LaRoche actually used to be Ozzie Guillen's batboy, back when LaRoche's father Dave was pitching coach for the Chicago White Sox.
   14. Depressoteric Posted: July 19, 2012 at 12:06 AM (#4186778)
That's about a hot sack of awesome right there. Where's that Orson Welles gif?
I believe this is what you were looking for.
   15. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 19, 2012 at 12:57 AM (#4186793)
Funny little fact: Adam LaRoche actually used to be Ozzie Guillen's batboy, back when LaRoche's father Dave was pitching coach for the Chicago White Sox.

Natürlich. How do you think LaRoche learned to cuss so exquisitely?
   16. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: July 19, 2012 at 04:11 AM (#4186813)
Awesome. I think I am just going to go ahead and adopt the Nats as my NL team now.

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