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Offline LoveAngelos

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Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Topic Start: August 06, 2017, 10:36:03 AM »
Seems like Harper has become either strike out or home run and when runners are in scoring position it is a K.
He hits a lot of solo home runs and drives in meaningless runs when the team is far behind or ahead but when it is make or break time he seems to fail the team.

Not the type of production worth 400 million or more.


Please don't ban me here for speaking HH ....Harper Herasy.....I have very few places to go anymore  :donkey:

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #1: August 06, 2017, 11:35:00 AM »
He's in a bit of a slump but I dont think its anything we need to actually worry about. He'll get it together again.

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #2: August 06, 2017, 11:38:36 AM »
Seems like Harper has become either strike out or home run and when runners are in scoring position it is a K.
He hits a lot of solo home runs and drives in meaningless runs when the team is far behind or ahead but when it is make or break time he seems to fail the team.

Not the type of production worth 400 million or more.


Please don't ban me here for speaking HH ....Harper Herasy.....I have very few places to go anymore  :donkey:


Well just last week in the opener in Miami, we won 1-0.  The only run came on poke to left by Bryce with a runner on 3rd. 

Offline Count Walewski

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #3: August 06, 2017, 11:41:25 AM »
I've seen Danny Espinosa. Bryce Harper is no Danny Espinosa.


Offline LoveAngelos

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #5: August 06, 2017, 12:10:45 PM »
"Well just last week in the opener in Miami, we won 1-0.  The only run came on poke to left by Bryce with a runner on 3rd. "


Tis the problem I have with him. He does not change his approach enough to poke those runners in when some scoring momentum is needed.


milten, thanks for posting the Post article. I don't buy that paper anymore

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #6: August 06, 2017, 12:42:11 PM »
Troll thread is troll

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #7: August 06, 2017, 01:48:39 PM »
"Well just last week in the opener in Miami, we won 1-0.  The only run came on poke to left by Bryce with a runner on 3rd. "


Tis the problem I have with him. He does not change his approach enough to poke those runners in when some scoring momentum is needed.


milten, thanks for posting the Post article. I don't buy that paper anymore


I only walk over to the grocery store to get the Sunday edition  ...   more of a tradition.    I haven't gotten the daily since the missus lost her job (10 or so years ago) and they tried to hose me on canceling my subscription.

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #8: August 06, 2017, 06:26:24 PM »
I wouldn't mention the two men in the same sentence.  A really awful comparison.  Harper's  little grounder/hit today started a HUGE comeback.

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #9: August 06, 2017, 06:38:40 PM »
I wouldn't mention the two men in the same sentence.  A really awful comparison.  Harper's  little grounder/hit today started a HUGE comeback."


I did not see it so can't comment on his approach but his all of nothing approach does not allow for that when they need it on too many occasions and


the A hole who thinks this is a troll thread should open his eyes  get your head out of the "I'm a  idiot fan the owners and players rely on to dupe the paying customers Kool Aid" and try to think for his/herself.....and come talk to me about trolls after you have spent 15 years of season tickets on this baseball enterprise.

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #10: August 06, 2017, 06:48:04 PM »
:lmao:  :wtf: is this crap serious?

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #11: August 06, 2017, 06:50:47 PM »
I wouldn't mention the two men in the same sentence.  A really awful comparison.  Harper's  little grounder/hit today started a HUGE comeback."


I did not see it so can't comment on his approach but his all of nothing approach does not allow for that when they need it on too many occasions and


the A hole who thinks this is a troll thread should open his eyes  get your head out of the "I'm a  idiot fan the owners and players rely on to dupe the paying customers Kool Aid" and try to think for his/herself.....and come talk to me about trolls after you have spent 15 years of season tickets on this baseball enterprise.

We try not to call each other "A-holes" on WNFF.  "Moron", however, is always in play...

Congrats on being a Nats season ticket holder since 2003.  I bet there aren't that many of you...

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #12: August 06, 2017, 07:20:00 PM »
We try not to call each other "A-holes" on WNFF.  "Moron", however, is always in play...

Congrats on being a Nats season ticket holder since 2003.  I bet there aren't that many of you...

Maybe he moved from Montreal to follow the team...

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #13: August 06, 2017, 07:33:59 PM »
:lmao:  :wtf: is this crap serious?
He's either the dumbest baseball fan in history or the biggest troll in the history of WNFF.  Based on his name I'm betting on the latter.

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #14: August 06, 2017, 07:35:43 PM »
He's either the dumbest baseball fan in history or the biggest troll in the history of WNFF.  Based on his name I'm betting on the latter.

You're coming in way late on the name thing...not that it matters...

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #15: August 06, 2017, 07:38:47 PM »
You're coming in way late on the name thing...not that it matters...
He has 32 posts and I'm ADD as hell.  It's a small miracle I noticed his name at all :P

Offline LoveAngelos

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #16: August 06, 2017, 10:02:20 PM »
 :hysterical:

Offline baldkid

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #17: August 06, 2017, 10:50:20 PM »
Espinosa in Seattle now, on Royals game today he was described as "A winner who will make a great coach or manager someday" :hysterical:

Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #18: August 07, 2017, 12:22:55 AM »
OP needs to check the actual numbers like BA with RISP.  It'll make OP feel dumb.

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #19: August 07, 2017, 12:42:49 AM »
I dont necessarily agree with OP on his point but it does seem he stops trying to pull everything and hits for a high avg then he pulls one HR and it is like he tries to pull everything for weeks after.

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #20: August 07, 2017, 09:15:01 AM »
We try not to call each other "A-holes" on WNFF.  "Moron", however, is always in play...

Congrats on being a Nats season ticket holder since 2003.  I bet there aren't that many of you...

Well, what if he's committed through 2019?      Do you then get credit for 2005 - 2019 (15)?    :shrug:

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #21: August 07, 2017, 09:28:27 AM »
Is this another one of those analytics things I don't understand? ;)

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #22: August 07, 2017, 09:50:21 AM »
Is this another one of those analytics things I don't understand? ;)

I have my name on those on-deck circle things with all the ST holders since 2005.   If I let my tickets lapse do you think they'd put whiteout on me?    :shrug:

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #23: August 07, 2017, 09:54:47 AM »
I have my name on those on-deck circle things with all the ST holders since 2005.   If I let my tickets lapse do you think they'd put whiteout on me?    :shrug:

My name is on there. I fully expect them to update it for the 15 year anniversary and purge.

What's interesting to me is that my rep said there were less than 2,000 people who were charter ST holders as of 2014, the ten-year anniversary. Obviously, there are less now so I'm thinking bigger type face for the 15-year anniversary.?

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Re: Harper going to Espinosa school of batting?
« Reply #24: August 07, 2017, 10:14:02 AM »
My name is on there. I fully expect them to update it for the 15 year anniversary and purge.

What's interesting to me is that my rep said there were less than 2,000 people who were charter ST holders as of 2014, the ten-year anniversary. Obviously, there are less now so I'm thinking bigger type face for the 15-year anniversary.?

I am definitely lobbying for a bigger type face.  However, I don't want to surrender my aisle seat.   (left edge)