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Upon watching the replay of Harper running into the wall, I immediately thought that his actions were of someone whose depth perception was off. To me, it's pretty clear that the lighting of the scoreboard (which his eyes would have registered peripherally) gave him the impression that there was more space left and that he thought he was stopping at the right time, rather than about a foot or two too late. He still might have hit the wall, but not the same way at all. This doesn't seem to be a case of over-aggression to me.
No, definitely not over-aggression in this case.
Hey guys ... one important issue that you didn't discuss in the podcast: did Harper suffer at least a mild concussion? Reports said he was nauseous the next day which is a symptom of having a concussion. So what do you think? And there is a larger issue: what is (or should be) MLB's policy about players who get hurt in a game (even if the player can stay in the game) but may have a concussion? I know this isn't the NFL but considering the long term consequences of this kind of injury what should MLB do?

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