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HARPER OUT SELLS LEBRON, KRAFT REPUTATION, NFL COMBINE

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March 5th, 2019

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  1. Bryce Harper Beat LeBron James in Jersey Sales

a baseball player wearing a red hat

Photo: Mike Carlson/MLB Photos via Getty Images

  • The No. 3 Phillies jersey that Bryce Harper is wearing broke the 48 hour record for such jersey sales. LeBron James Laker jersey now is the second highest selling jersey followed by Giancarlo Stanton’s Yankees jersey, Khalil Mack and Jimmy Garoppolo round out the top five Fanatics jerseys.
  • Harper wore No. 34 with the Washington Nationals during his seven-year stint. He chose to switch numbers with the Phillies to honor the late Roy Halladay, who died in a plane crash in November 2017.
  • Here’s a list of the 20 players with the most jersey sales in 2018:

1. Aaron Judge, Yankees
2. Jose Altuve, Astros
3. Javier Báez, Cubs
4. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
5. Mookie Betts, Red Sox
6. Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
7. Kris Bryant, Cubs
8. Shohei Ohtani, Angels
9. Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees
10. Yadier Molina, Cardinals
11. Mike Trout, Angels
12. Buster Posey, Giants
13. Bryce Harper, Nationals
14. Freddie Freeman, Braves
15. Cody Bellinger, Dodgers
16. Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox
17. George Springer, Astros
18. Francisco Lindor, Indians
19. Carlos Correa, Astros
20. Ronald Acuna Jr., Braves

The list is generated based on sales of Majestic jerseys from MLBShop.com, the official online shop of Major League Baseball, since Opening Day 2018.

Daniel Kramer is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver.


2. Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Faces Biggest Test of His Power

Robert Kraft et al. standing in front of a crowd: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, right, faces two misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution at a massage parlor in Florida.

Photo: Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, right, faces two misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution at a massage parlor in Florida.

  • Robert Kraft never made it to his golf game with  Al Michaels, the longtime host of “Sunday Night Football.” at the Bel-Air Country Club. The police 2,600 miles away in Florida were charging him with two counts of soliciting a prostitute at a massage parlor in Jupiter. Not something anyone saw coming.
  • Amy Klobuchar, the Democratic nominee for president in 2020, included Robert Kraft in a humorous joke at the annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner in Washington D.C.s. Klobuchar promised the audience that the duration of her speech would be “shorter than a Robert Kraft visit to the Orchids day spa.”
  • When Kraft returned to Boston the next day, he was spotted hugging Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after they got off a private jet.
  • Kraft’s future is uncertain as he goes through the legal process. His untarnished reputation is now tarnished and may have compromised his stature within that most exclusive of American business clubs.

    3. Does Running a Fast 40 Yard Dash Make You a Superstar in the NFL?

Photo: Getty Images/Ringer illustration

  • Greedy Williams was the best cornerback prospect of the draft class, running a 4.37 40-yard dash. DeAndre Baker another cornerback didn’t have the time that he wanted, his first 40-yard-dash attempt was clocked in with a 4.52. He followed that up with an even slower 4.63 his second go-round. The difference in times only is an issue depending on who wants to draft Baker. Remember Jalen Myrick in 2017 ran a 4.28 second 40 yard dash. After being drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft Jacksonville waived the cornerback. He now spends time on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad.
  • The 2019 “Run Rich Run” the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen didn’t put up a career-best while running the 40-yard dash in his suit at the NFL combine. Eisen has raised over $1 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because of his yearly 40 yard dash. He was timed at 6.77 seconds the first time he ran in 2005. This year it was 6.00 even, how time flies!
  • John Ross ran a 4.22 40 yard dash which moved him to a top 10 pick, where he was selected #9 overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2017 NFL Draft. Why doesn’t the fastest time mean anything, because Ross didn’t play much at all in the 2017 season and only contributed catching 21 passes and 7 TDs. Now the Bengals are looking to unload the speedster. 

 

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