By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Yes, Bryce Harper is still 18 years old. That's easy to forget after his first three months in the minor leagues elevated his legend to levels that would make Paul Bunyan blush.
The words carried through the press box that shook after each gust of wind. Past the can of Raid Wasp and Hornet spray. Over the frantic cries crackling from walkie-talkies to find the mayor for the first pitch.
"I think he was getting a little anxious to get out of this league," said Bryan Holland, who handles radio play-by-play duties and media relations for the Suns, "because he was wearing it out.
"It's very calculated. It's all part of the plan," Holland said. "They didn't wake up on Tuesday and say maybe we'll only make him available after games. They want to make sure the maturation is what goes on between the chalk."