The media is largely responsible for the public's perception of athletes. However, the media chooses to pitch a story to the audience and the publics perception follows. The result is giving an athlete greater amplification as players. This is most true with rookies in professional sports. Rookies have so much anticipation for the effect they are going to have in the league and rarely live up to the hype. This baseball season, no player has been more hyped and talked about than Bryce Harper.