Gives him an 'A for effort,' and says Bryce Harper did the right thing by defending himself but, as the 'team captain,' possibly should have taken the high road.
Consider this a subtle bit of public relations.
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo doesn't sound like he's taking any immediate steps regarding the statuses of manager Matt Williams and controversial closer Jonathan Papelbon.
Nationals ace Max Scherzer fell five outs short of his second no-hitter of the season Monday afternoon. The last 24 hours have been quite a whirlwind for Washington.
Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended for the remainder of 2015. He dropped the appeal of his three-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado and the team suspended him four games following his incident with Bryce Harper.
For this week's "Dumb" column, we'll discuss the Nationals' dust-up and much more.
Nationals fans on Twitter are pledging thousands of dollars to charity if the club releases closer Jonathan Papelbon following his incident with Bryce Harper.
Both Bryce Harper and Jonathan Papelbon are very polarizing players. That can make it tough to be objective when looking at Sunday's incident.
The Nationals will need to clean up their mess.
Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon didn't like how Bryce Harper didn't run out a fly ball and the two ended up getting into a fight.

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