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Harper Roasts Cincy Fan

Shouting “overrated” at Bryce Harper is truly dumb.

April 02, 2018 - 11:39 am
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Bryce Aron Max Harper. There are a lot of things you can call him: NL MVP. Silver Slugger. Home Run champ. 5-time All-Star. The list goes on. There is also a list of things you cannot call him. And some tool in Cincinnati found that out yesterday.

For a quick recap of Harper’s day, let’s start in the sixth inning when he hit a near 400 foot blast  to right center for his first home run of the season. It gave the Nationals a 3-0 lead over the Reds and it looked like it might have sealed the game for Washington.

But Cincy battled back and got it to 5-3 in the top of the ninth. That’s when Bryce Harper stepped to the plate. The at-bat went like this: swinging strike, ball, swinging strike, ball, and then bonehead: 425 feet to left center. But as nice as that home run was, this isn’t about the home run. It’s about something else. Did you catch what it was?

That is not an April Fool’s joke. That is not Alvin stepping into a studio, recording himself saying “overrated” and then splicing it into the highlights. He has better things to do with his time than mess with the audio of a Washington Nationals game in April.  We all do.

That is actual audio of some dope in Cincinnati shouting out that Bryce Harper is “overrated” and then Bryce Harper sending it over the wall. And the timing couldn’t be better. The final syllable of overrated is barely out of the guy’s mouth before you hear the crack of the bat. 

Seriously, though. You may not like Bryce Harper. I’m not saying you have to. I’m not saying you’re wrong if you don’t. And I’m not saying you have to cheer for him, but don’t be an idiot. You can call him a lot of things, but overrated isn’t one of them. Who shouts “overrated” at a guy who homered three innings earlier? What heckling is pretty tired, but if you’re going to heckle, be smart about it. 

That’s just  not smart. That was the opposite of smart. In fact, that was the worst heckling since that one Laker fan tried to get KG’s attention back in the day.

Shouting “overrated” at Bryce Harper is truly dumb. Shouting overrated at him and then have him go yard a split second later is truly incredible. Almost as incredible as the tweet from the official Twitter feed of Dictionary.com: As any good Bryce Harper fan knows, the antonym of "overrated" is "underestimated." #Nationals

Boom! Roasted! My man, you just got Twitter-served by Dictionary.com. They just dropped an antonym on your head. How’s that feel? 

One thing for Bryce Harper to make you look stupid, but quite another for Dictionary.com to cause a painful loss of pride, self-respect, or dignity; mortify. Aka, the dictionary.com definition of humiliate. 

You just got roasted. By both Harper and Dictionary.com.  Let me check with their partners in crime over at Thesaurus.com. Would you like a salve or ointment for that injury caused by exposure to heat or flame? Better known as a BURN.

I’m not going to say that you cost your team the game yesterday, but screaming overrated at Bryce Harper and then having him homer certainly cost you your dignity. Or at least it should’ve. Then again, do something that stupid and you probably think it’s a good thing.  Instead of this being the worst day of your life, it’s probably the best. After all, you got what you wanted: the whole world is looking at you. Well, looking at and clowning you.  But looking at you nonetheless. So don’t do that ever again. And if you’re going to, at least make sure there are more than 10 people in the ball park when you do it. That way no one else will hear you.