According to a report from Scott Allen of the Washington Post, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper gave a homeless woman a jar of money on Mother’s Day after his club had suffered a four-game series sweep at the hands of the Cubs.
A woman who works part-time in event operations for the Cubs posted this on Facebook:
Even before he was selected first overall in the 2010 draft, Harper has been a lightning rod for criticism. More recently, he has been the target of old-school baseball players — past and present — who don’t like the way he plays the game. Harper, to his credit, has taken it all in stride. This latest event involving him should do nothing but earn him respect. Assuredly, however, there will be a grumpy sportswriter or ex-ballplayer who will accuse Harper of only being nice for the P.R. or something.