Tag Archives: Bryce Harper

Big sports contracts don’t bother me at all

This week, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout signed a new contract that is worth $430 million over the next 12 years, giving him the largest contract in North American professional sports history. Trout smashed the previous record of 13 years and $330 million set by Bryce Harper, now of the Philadelphia Phillies, only a […]

Why worshiping at the altar of self-esteem fails

Speaking to a group of Little Leaguers on Saturday, Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper had a simple message. “As much as they might tell you, ‘It’s OK you guys lost today,’ no Johnny,” he began. “No participation trophies, OK? First place only, alright?” He, of course, said it in a lighthearted — but also serious […]