In one of the playoff series between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies, Phil’s superstar Bryce Harper made a serious and critical baserunning mistake that caused the team to blow a large lead and lose the game.
- Afterwards, Harper owned it – said it was over and he had to move on.
- Move on he did in their next game where his two homeruns helped his team defeat the Braves by a 10-2 score.
- According to Jake Mintz of Fox Sports Braves shortstop Orlando Arcia was caught cackling in the locker room and repeatedly saying “ha-ha, atta-boy, Harper” as reporters were entering for postgame interviews.
Most players avoid mocking the other team because it can come back to hurt you but just as important is owning mistakes and looking to improve the next time you get a chance.
That doesn’t just apply to sports.
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