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Williams won't ask 'stallion' to cool it

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07:26 AM ET 11.06 | At one point, it was Matt Williams who'd torn through Nevada's prep baseball scene -- and then came Bryce Harper. [Williams] wants to promote Harper's natural aggressiveness and in no way wants to tone him down. Williams preached taking extra bases and applying pressure to opponents at his introductory press conference, and Harper fits right into that mold. Rather than reining him in, Williams plans to refine Harper's approach without losing any of his aggression. "I love the way he plays the game," Williams said. ... "Now can we be a little smarter sometimes? Sure. And not necessarily run into that wall? Of course. The kid's 21 years old: let him go. This is a stallion. This is a guy that is ready to just explode. We're going to try to give him the game plan to do that."

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November 6, 2013  08:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nationals need a Shane Victorino-Johnny Gomes-type to light a fire under their collective ****.

Shoulda brought #$*(ing Larry Bowa in to manage, #$(* it!!!

November 6, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Bryce says, "You call me a centaur and I'm OUTTA HERE."

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November 6, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Is Bryce making a few sleazy softcore flicks like Sly did when he was a young Stallion?

November 6, 2013  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nationals need a Shane Victorino-Johnny Gomes-type to light a fire under their collective ****.

Mike Morse used to be that guy...

November 6, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Matt was a pretty intense fellow himself in his playing days so I think he can relate to Harper.

November 6, 2013  10:13 AM ET

Williams is right....the kid just needs to smarten up a little.

November 6, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Williams is right....the kid just needs to smarten up a little.

The kid still has a lot to learn about playing the game.

November 6, 2013  12:06 PM ET

He's the perfect guy for the Nats, they Will play for him!

November 6, 2013  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The kid still has a lot to learn about playing the game.

Yup...and that's ok....for now, as long as he makes improvement along the way.

 
November 6, 2013  07:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Yup...and that's ok....for now, as long as he makes improvement along the way.

Agree 100%. The kid has a million dollars worth of talent and will only get better. As he begins to play a little wiser, and he will, he promises to be an All-Star for 15 years or nore to come..

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