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Never hustle. Hustling only leads to tired legs, sweaty brows and in the case of Major League outfielders, embarrassing face plants in front of 40,000 people.
Washington Nationals wunderkind Bryce Harper is the latest outfielder to sprint head on into an immoveable object. It happened last night in LA and the immediate aftermath is above. Harper, known for his balls-(and now face!)-to-the-wall hustling, was immediately taken out of the game with blood running down his neck.
Don't feel sorry for him though. That's what he gets for hustling. One would think that outfielders have learned by now that loafing and not flattening your face is better than trying hard and hitting the DL. They haven't though and here are the GIFs to prove it. Most of these are from the past few years, with one classic thrown in at the end. Let them all serve as a reminder of the horrors of hustling.
Matt Kemp smashes into a wall
Jason Bay slams into a wall
Michael Saunders bounces off a wall
Brett Jackson whacks into a wall
Carlos Lee thuds into a wall
Kyle Blanks head butts a wall
Nyjer Morgan clangs into a wall
Josh Reddick pounds a wall
Shane Victorino crunches into a wall