Did Nats’ Harper intentionally desecrate Braves’ logo?
Video shows the Washington Nationals star dragging his foot through the dirt — and the Braves’ "A" logo — as he approached home plate on at least two occasions.
It’s hard to say with certainty whether the move was intentional, but it definitely caught the attention of the Braves’ broadcasting team. The Washington Post quotes Atlanta’s play-by-play man as follows during Harper’s second at-bat:
The Braves’ Twitter account also seemed to take exception:
Harper himself dismissed any talk of intentionally disrespecting the Braves’ logo, but it’s highly unlikely that will satisfy Braves fans who took umbrage.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 10, 2014
Bryce Harper says he wasn't trying to kick Braves' A logo. "That's the last thing on my mind when I'm coming to the plate. I have no idea."
— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) August 10, 2014