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The Baseball Show: DeRosa on Harper then and now

May 12, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

The latest episode of ‘The Baseball Show’ featured a lot of talk about Bryce Harper, who was named the NL’s Player of the Week on Monday. Harper homered the Nationals to victories including their first sweep of the 2015 season.

This first clip is an interview with MLB Network analyst Mark DeRosa, who played with Harper on the Nationals in 2012. DeRosa talks about Harper’s maturation and tells a story about him as a rookie that involves him singing and carrying beer for the veterans on the team.

Check it out:

This second segment is a discussion between Mark Zuckerman, Joe Orsulak and host Sebastian Salazar about Harper’s big week:

  1. laddieblahblah - May 12, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    We liked Harper before liking Harper was cool. Great player, and a great young man. Yeah, the old cliche, but in this case it is true.

  2. laddieblahblah - May 12, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    SI has its own tribute:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/jayson-stark/post/_/id/1217/breaking-down-bryce-harpers-historic-four-game-run

    “If you think no other player has had 3 days like Bryce Harper just had, you’re right.”

    • ehay2k - May 12, 2015 at 12:16 PM

      Except he got something wrong. He missed a key stat: Harper did that damage in 4 DAYS, not 4 GAMES. The Nats had a day off after his 3HR game.

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 12, 2015 at 1:17 PM

      +1

  3. Guapo - May 12, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    Thing about Harper is anyone who’s interacted with the kid for any length of time loves him. He has tremendous respect for the game and how its played. I’m sure #34 cares a lot more about what those close to him think, than what the average fan does. Good for him. Good for the Nats. Good for DC. Rizzo needs to lock this kid up to be National for his entire career.

  4. Greg - May 12, 2015 at 12:12 PM

    Haven’t watched the video but I could care less what Derosa has to say about anything. This turd was a cancer in the club house during the decision to shut down Strasburg. It’s a shame his network think people actually want to hear what he thinks.

    • ehay2k - May 12, 2015 at 12:19 PM

      How do you know what he said in the Clubhouse? Is there a link to an article? Or did you just pull that whole turd thing out of, uh, thin air?

      • Sec 3, My Sofa - May 12, 2015 at 12:43 PM

        There were stories around the time, and after, that some players were not fans of the move, including Morse, LaRoche, and DeRosa, but not only them.

        I don’t know if “cancer in the clubhouse” applies to DeRosa more than anyone else.

  5. Eugene in Oregon - May 12, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Off topic, but today would have been George Carlin’s 78th birthday. In his honor…

    • Joe Seamhead - May 12, 2015 at 1:23 PM

      Great stuff, Eugene. I never tire of Mr. Carlin’s routines.

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