Apparently, Bryce Harper doesn't battle the flu. The flu battles Bryce Harper.
(Remember Chuck Norris jokes?)
Anyway, after sitting out of the Nationals' 8-2 loss to the Marlins Tuesday with flu-like symptons, Harper returned to the lineup Wednesday, needed intravenous fluids before the game, vomited between innings, felt dizzy at the plate and still went 4-for-5 with one RBI in Washington's 6-1 win.
"I threw up four times in the trash can,'' Harper later told Jon Heyman.
"I thought he was gonna die every time he went up there, and he got a hit," manager Davey Johnson said after the game. "After three hits, you're think he's feeling great. But he didn't have a smile on his face the whole game."
The legend continues. Sixteen years from now, we'll actually find out that he was poisoned.
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