Bryce Harper has fully entrenched his “make baseball fun again” campaign with a bat decal. What is the real meaning behind it, though?
By Robby Sabo
Yeah, yeah, yeah. We get it Bryce, you want to “make baseball fun again.”
We’ve heard you say it many times. And now, thanks to a nifty little decal on the bottom of his bat, the entire world can understand just how serious MLB superstar Bryce Harper is about the “make baseball fun again” campaign.
What exactly does this mean, though?
This is the question many wonder, and ponder.
Due to this curiosity, we’ve come up with a few definitions of this campaign.
1. Drop As Many F-Bombs As Possible:
This one falls in everybody’s lap.
Thanks to his most recent actions against the Detroit Tigers, one could only come to this conclusion.
Um, yeah. More fodder, I guess. pic.twitter.com/N0s6VtiAFI
— scott linn (@scottlinn980) May 10, 2016
What Bryce means by making baseball fun again is to curse like a drunken sailor at every turn, even if you’ve already been thrown out of the game. Also, do this with hardened finger-pointing and gesturing towards any umpire you feel has wronged you.
If an umpire calls you out on strikes, turn back and drop an f-bomb so you get thrown out and hurt your team’s chances that day.
2. Fight Your Own Teammates In The Dugout:
Obviously, if we take a cue from Bryce Harper, in order to make baseball again we must all get into fights with teammates in the dugout.
As much as Jonathan Papelbon, one of the all-time jerks, was at fault here, Harper could’ve easily avoided the ugly situation.
Yes. Let’s encourage everybody to start fighting in the dugout in attempt to make baseball fun again.
3. Be On A Team Who Disappoints Everybody All The Time
This isn’t just a once in a while thing, this is an every year thing.
Last offseason, the general consensus around the big leagues was that these Washington Nationals were, by far, the best collection of talent on paper.
By the end of the 2015 season, the New York Mets had established themselves as the best in the NL East and Nats manager Matt Williams was unemployed.
Whether it be their disappointments during the MLB Postseasons of 2012 and 2014, the baseball team from D.C. has always disappointed.
Perhaps this is yet another part of the make baseball fun again campaign.
Whatever the real meaning is behind Bryce’s “make baseball fun again” campaign, make one thing straight: The guy is a stud.
This side of Mike Trout, he’s the best in the game.
Trout still holds the mantle as the best all-around player in the game, but Harper is by far the most dangerous hitter at the plate right now.
Talent and knucklehead decisions aside, I’m pretty positive there’s one thing that’ll make baseball fun again.
This one thing is seeing the Washington Nationals come to town and square off against the reigning National Champion New York Mets.
This is what’ll commence this Tuesday. It can’t happen soon enough.