Bryce Harper’s 2014 season — one where many MLB executives hoped the Nationals’ 21-year-old would assert himself as the “face of baseball” — has certainly been interesting. He planned to arrive at Spring Training “as big as a house” and then showed up displaying his guns in a very tight shirt. During spring he was voted by his peers as the games most-overrated player. Even so, he still landed a television endorsement deal with Gatorade.
When the actual season arrived, Harper was okay enough, but eventually benched for his lack of hustle. Then he broke his thumb and wound up on the disabled list after putting up a .289/.352/.422 line in 21 games. It hasn’t been all bad for Harper, last week he got engaged.
In any event, he’s stayed busy. Now comes word about his usual plan to rehab his formerly broken thumb: PlayStation.
From the Washington Post:
“He says he’s not getting caught up in timetables,” MASN’s Dan Kolko reported during Thursday’s win over the Phillies. “He said, ‘I’m not going to rush back, I’m not going to do anything stupid.’ He’s more just focused on progressing day to day. He’s still not able to catch balls because of that left thumb, still not able to hit, just kind of going through range-of-motion exercises and he’s going to start using some PlayStation to work that thumb back into gear as he tries to make progress.”
Harper made sure to tweet out a photo of his PlayStation 4.
Someone is not-so-subtly angling for a place on the cover of “MLB 15: The Show,” eh?
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