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I guess the Nats are just gonna let Bryce Harper kill himself

Washington Nationals v Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Right fielder Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals walks off the field with trainer Lee Kuntz (R) and manager Davey Johnson as he bleeds from the neck after running into the wall chasiing a triple hit by A.J. Ellis of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on May 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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Bryce Harper is clearly hurting. He can’t run at full speed and is hobbling. So, is someone going to do something to ensure the future of the franchise doesn’t play himself into a thick, pasty goo? From CSNWashington.com, here’s Davey Johnson:

“I was a little disturbed that I wasn’t informed that he was having some treatment on his hip,” Johnson said. “But every time anybody talks to Harp, he says: ‘I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine.’ So I’m going to stick with him.”

So the manager with decades and decades of experience is going to take the word of a kid who has already established that he will run through walls in the name of playing hard and just let him keep going out there? Sounds cool to me.

I guess this is what happens when you are managing your last few games after declaring “World Series or Bust” at the beginning of the year.