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07:09 AM ET 05.14 | Everything was humming along just fine Monday, with Jordan Zimmermann and Ryan Zimmerman leading the way. And then Bryce Harper was there on the Dodgers Stadium warning track, lying still on his back as trainers rushed toward him and the ballpark hushed. ... Harper walked off on his own power in the fifth inning after a frightening, face-first collision with the right field fence that left him bloodied and the rest of the Nationals startled. Harper received 11 stitches under his chin but did not suffer a concussion, according to Nationals officials and Harper's agent Scott Boras. Harper also underwent "precautionary" X-rays on his jammed left shoulder, Manager Davey Johnson said. He also bruised his neck and knee.

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May 14, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Cmon Bryce...don't be another Pete Reiser.
Give those walls a little respect and stick around to hit 500HRs or more.

May 14, 2013  09:29 AM ET

That was an amazing crash. Full speed into the wall, it's surprising he wasn't knocked out cold. He sure plays hard!

May 14, 2013  09:45 AM ET

Dude plays real hard. It's admirable but if he doesn't dial it back a bit he's going to have a short career.

May 14, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Wow, Bryce ran a TERRIBLE route on that ball and seemed to forget that the wall existed. That was catchable if he had turned the right way to start with. Hope he heals up quickly and spends a little extra time with the OF coach on tracking a sliced ball.

May 14, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Cmon Bryce...don't be another Pete Reiser.

That guy opposite Helen Hunt in Mad About You?

May 14, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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That guy opposite Helen Hunt in Mad About You?

I think he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers like 6 decades ago.

May 14, 2013  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Dude plays real hard. It's admirable but if he doesn't dial it back a bit he's going to have a short career.

The wall or fence may not always win but it never loses. You have to be smart about what risks you take in any game.

May 14, 2013  01:06 PM ET

Paul Blair was one of the best defensive centerfielders in baseball history and not once in his career did he run into a wall. There's a thin line between playing hard and playing stupid.

May 14, 2013  01:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That was an amazing crash. Full speed into the wall, it's surprising he wasn't knocked out cold. He sure plays hard!

He didn't even have time to brace himself with his hands before slamming his face into the wall.

May 14, 2013  01:38 PM ET

Tough kid....

May 14, 2013  01:49 PM ET

.....theswe young jocks have more brawn than brains, as evidenced by the picture of him.....shootin star......selling life insurance within 5 years....

May 14, 2013  02:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That was an amazing crash. Full speed into the wall, it's surprising he wasn't knocked out cold. He sure plays hard!

You get an entirely different perspective seeing him run those bases full speed in person... The guy gives 100% routinely.

May 14, 2013  02:53 PM ET

But uh..... Stay away from the walls Bryce.

May 14, 2013  02:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Wow, Bryce ran a TERRIBLE route on that ball and seemed to forget that the wall existed. That was catchable if he had turned the right way to start with. Hope he heals up quickly and spends a little extra time with the OF coach on tracking a sliced ball.

I think it's the OF coach's fault for moving him around in the outfield so often.

May 14, 2013  03:21 PM ET

Call me hypercritical, but... This kid's not the sharpest tool in the shed. From swinging a bat at a wall in frustration (that bounced back and cut his head open) to running into outfield walls, I see little in the way of cognitive skills and emotional intelligence.

Kid might have a career in Roller Derby though...

May 14, 2013  03:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Call me hypercritical, but... This kid's not the sharpest tool in the shed. From swinging a bat at a wall in frustration (that bounced back and cut his head open) to running into outfield walls, I see little in the way of cognitive skills and emotional intelligence.Kid might have a career in Roller Derby though...

Hey, Mickey Mantle was a first class ****, and he ended up doing OK.

May 14, 2013  03:51 PM ET
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I think it's the OF coach's fault for moving him around in the outfield so often.

Good point, RF probably requires the most skill of the OF positions and he doesn't have a lot of experience out there.

 
May 14, 2013  05:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Hey, Mickey Mantle was a first class ****, and he ended up doing OK.

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