Rain rain go away and never come back
Look I’m not an idiot, I know we need rain. It helps with agriculture in this country, I get that. But as a baseball player and as a baseball fan, I freaking hate the rain. If you live on the east coast then you know why I’m feeling like this. It feels like it’s been raining for a month (It’s really only been like four days).
Nevertheless, its Monday night in September. All I’m trying to do is watch some possible playoff implicating baseball. With this rain, it’s making that incredibly difficult. So let me get to the whole point of this article, Bryce Harper and no baseball.
No baseball because flamethrowers aren’t powerful enough
I know what you are thinking, another baseball writer that wants to talk about Harper’s free agency. NOPE, NOT TODAY! Instead, I wanna talk about how Harper did something that I have never seen a player do before. Let me give you a little background before I go on. The Phillies and Nationals were set to open up a three-game series on Monday night, but mother nature had other plans. Although it didn’t rain much today, the field has been saturated with water from this weekend. There were reports all day today that the infield may not be ready for game time.
Phillies groundskeepers are using two flamethrowers to try to get the infield dirt ready in an effort to make the field playable for tonight’s game vs. the Nationals pic.twitter.com/ywwfE6NqDp
— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) September 10, 2018
Okay, let me be the first to tell you that I could’ve written about this for the thing I have never seen before. Two FLAMETHROWERS. Not just one flamethrower, because that would be normal right? NO TWO FLAMETHROWERS. The only problem is, it didn’t quite work…..
Adam Eaton took a few steps around the third base area. His foot sunk in. He called the dirt “squishy”. His footprints are still very visible five minutes later. This is not good.
— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) September 10, 2018
Tonight’s game between the Phillies and Nationals has been postponed.
It will be played tomorrow, September 11, as a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 3:05 p.m.
All gates open at 2:05 p.m.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 10, 2018
The most raking Harper has done since the Homerun Derby
Now to the point that I know all of you have been waiting for. I have never, and I mean NEVER seen a player go out and work on the field at the professional level. This is even after I spent this past season working for the York Revolution of the Atlantic League. Even in Independent baseball, the players don’t work on the field.
Bryce Harper is on the field, raking dirt and throwing down a drying agent on the infield. If both clubhouses empty to help, maybe they can get this field ready.
— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) September 10, 2018
Proof Bryce Harper rakes pic.twitter.com/6Mh5d4XTSm
— Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) September 11, 2018
I guess Harper just really wanted to play against this struggling Phillies team. No baseball is not a phrase in Harper’s vocabulary apparently.
I really hate the rain
Yes, this article is about the Phillies. Mainly about how there is no Phillies game actually. Well, maybe more about how much I hate the rain, how flamethrowers apparently aren’t strong enough, and how Harper is preparing for his career after baseball.