Bryce Harper closes World Series after Phillies win Padres

PHILADELPHIA — Bryce Harper has spent most of his major league career trying to play like John Malkovich. Being John Malkovich. Who is a rare baseball player? Became a celebrity, he had to live up to expectations and image. He spent his first six years ticking the clock toward free agency and measuring up against Mike Trout. When he signed with PhilliesA team with six straight losing seasons, he needs to be big enough to sell tickets and drag a franchise back to respectability.

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