FACE, MEET FENCE
“I would rather him not go all-out into the wall.”
— Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on Bryce Harper’s tenacity that often gets him into trouble. Harper violently collided with the outfield wall at Dodger Stadium on Monday night. He didn’t end up with a concussion, but received 11 stitches.
This is not the first time Harper has done battle with that particular wall. In only his second career game last year, hurt his back trying to make a catch after hitting the fence. (Photos: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
A moment of silence: The sports world was rocked by the news from Boston, where twin blasts killed three people and injured more than a hundred during the city’s famed marathons. (Photos: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images; Marc Serota/Getty Images; Ross D. Franklin/The Associated Press)
Teddy wins! Teddy wins!
For the first time, the Teddy Roosevelt mascot won the Presidents Race in the middle of the fourth inning at Nationals Park — a pursuit that drew attention even from a White House spokesman and Sen. John McCain.
McCain gave a pep talk to Roosevelt in a video shown on the scoreboard during their game against the Phillies in Washington on Monday.
Teddy — Mr. Rough Rider, himself — had lost more than 500 times since 2006, when the Washington Nationals baseball team began having races among 10-foot-tall foam renderings of Roosevelt, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abe Lincoln at home games.