We’re willing to cut a deal with the baseball Gods here: let Bryce Harper stay healthy from his presumptive return on July 1st until the end of the season. Do not let him have one single, solitary issue regarding his body parts or health until the season ends. Give the fans who pay homage to this great game each night one healthy half season of Harper; and we will not use curse words while watching the games for the rest of the season. We promise.
Harper began a rehab assignment last night, going 1 for 1 with a walk. The Nationals plan to activate him a week from today when they play at home against the Colorado Rockies. What a glorious occasion that could be.
Gut feeling is that Harper returns, the Nationals are the most feared team in the game in the second half, and they roll the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. The pieces are coming together for them before Harper even returns. If he comes back, and if he stays healthy; we would be willing to bet that he’s a half season of unstoppable. And that’s good for the game. There’s not much out there we would like to see more.
Please, protect this man baseball Gods.