Rays prospect bashes Bryce Harper's 'make baseball fun again' hat

null Baseball null To say Rays prospect Brent Honeywell had an issue with the "make baseball fun again" hat Bryce Harper donned after the Nationals won their opening day game is an understatement.The pitcher took to Twitter to express his disapproval of Harper's hat and his offseason comments about baseball being a "tired" sport. MORE: Most-hated players in baseball history"Make baseball fun again" it must not be too fun being one of the youngest super stars. It must not be fun to face the best of the best.— Brent Honeywel

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l (@brent_honeywell) April 5, 2016Baseball is not a "tired" game either. It's been played 155 years and people still want to play it. Real "clown move"— Brent Honeywell (@brent_honeywell) April 5, 2016Most of those who have criticized Harper's comments have been older or retired players, while many closer to Harper's age have agreed with him. Not Honeywell. Unsurprisingly, the 21-year-old pitcher received some backlash over Twitter. He was quick to clarify that he would never intentionally hit Harper, but that he would like to go up against him in a professional setting.SN Q&A: Johnny Bench on board with Harper bringing excitement to baseballHowever, many did point out that Honeywell was missing the purpose of Harper's statement. Harper's hat was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek joke, not some serious statement. Harper wants players to be able to express themselves, not for the game to change.Honeywell has yet to take the mound for the Rays, but given that Baseball America ranked him the 65th best prospect in the minors, his time could come within the next couple of years.