On a day Nationals manager Matt Williams benched Bryce Harper for a "lack of hustle," there was a bit of a coincidence involving the pregame magazine distributed by the team.
For homestands the Nationals put out a publication called 'Inside Pitch.' It has feature stories and preview content for the Nats' home games.
On Saturday it had this on the cover:
The timing is of course very ironic, and it also hammers home a big part of why the story is so interesting. Harper has long been said to play 'too' hard - that he runs the risk of injury - while now there are questions about his effort.