Found June 29, 2012 on
Sliding Into Home:
If you had hopes that the Yankees would one day sign Bryce Harper, you may want to pull back the reigns a little. Apparently, he's pretty happy in DC
“You look at Cal Ripken. You look at Derek Jeter. You look at all the greats that played for one team their whole career,” Harper said last weekend, sitting in the dugout at Camden Yards in Baltimore. “I want to be like that. I’ve always wanted to be like that. I’ve always wanted to play with that same team.”
“Having a community and fans like we do in D.C. that love our players, love everything about us, we deserve to give something back to them,” he added. “I want to do that. I don’t want to do anything else.”
Harper has told his father the same thing, that he wants to make Washington home and play here until he retires. “Bryce is as loyal as they come,” Ron Harper said. “He doesn’t care about nothing but winning a championship.”
Before the Nationals played the Yankees in mid-June, Harper told his father, “I don’t want to be a Yankee. I want to beat them.”
At least the Yankees won't have to fork up the $400 million
it was estimated that Harper could get on the open market, so at least they can avoid that headache. That said, if Harper spends a few years in Washington and doesn't win, I wouldn't be surprised to hear he's had another change of heart.
BEST OF MAXIM
FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Harper's camp got in touch with the brewery who makes "Clown Question Bro" beer and now some of the profits will go to a fallen policewoman's memorial fund.
AIN'T NO CLOWN
Well, if the marriage proposal doesn't work out, maybe the young lady who proposed to Bryce Harper in Denver with a sign can settle for one of these? From Bleacher Creature toys, here's the Bryce Harper 14" plush doll.
Only thing missing is the eye black. Oh, and a cut above his eye with fake blood streaming down his face? On second thought, that might be too scary...
He's found a home
Bryce Harper is young. Bryce Harper is a phenom. Bryce Harper has found his home. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Harper has fallen in love with Washington D.C. and hopes to play his entire career in the city. Being born and raised in Las Vegas, Harper always considered Vegas as his home. Now, the 19 year-old man has found the place where he...
According to tweets from two Washington Nationals beat writers, a sign that brilliantly incorporated young megastar Bryce Harper’s infamous and now-trademarked line with a marriage proposal, somehow managed to find its way into prominent placement in front of Harper’s locker in Coors Field’s visitor clubhouse following the Nats’ 11-5 thrashing of the Rockies on Wednesday: [...]
You may knock Bryce Harper for his perceived immaturity. Or for his inherent arrogance. Or for the way he handles the media. But what he’s doing for the family of a gunned-down police officer might make you want to change your opinion of him.
Celena Hollis, a seven-year vet of the Denver Police Department and a single mother to a 12-year-old daughter, was shot and killed on Sunday...
Available for $21.99 through the site Bleacher Creatures, the Bryce Harper plush doll is a 14-inch-tall testament to major league adorableness. Granted, it lacks Bryce Harper’s trademark eye black and often-seen steely-eyed look of determination. But then again, it is a doll, after all. And Bleacher Creatures does concede in the product description that the [...]
Sounds legit to me. Adam Kilgore via the Washington Post:
About three weeks ago, Harper talked to teammate Ryan Zimmerman about playing in the same city for the duration of his career. Zimmerman, who grew up in Virginia, signed a contract extension this offseason that ensures he will stay in Washington through at least 2019. Harper told him he wanted the same thing in his career...
Harper’s 8th career home run off Rafael Betancourt in the top of the 9th inning.
I knew Bryce Harper couldn’t get out of town without dialing one long distance in Colorado. He waited until his final at-bat in the four game series to put another notch in his belt. This one tied the game at 10-10 off Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt. The Rockies escaped with an 11-10 victory in...
Well, that's a clown question bro
We have all heard the story of “That’s a Clown Question, Bro” — the phrase Bryce Harper made that is sweeping all of the internets.
Some of you may even have heard of a brewery that is making ‘Clown Question, Bro’ beer.
This is the story of a local DC resident’s journey, who after an interesting night….found the coveted spot that serves the ale:
Matt Kemp is the captain of the National League Home Run Derby team at next month’s All-Star Game, and he says he’s picked out his squad. Despite his prodigious power, Nationals rookie Bryce Harper didn’t make Kemp’s cut.
“It’s not because he’s a rookie. It’s just that there are other guys out there that are capable,” Kemp told USA TODAY Sports. “I’m not saying...
We've seen some pretty terrible song parodies here on Outside the Boxscore but this one deserves its own post to stand on its own.
Check out this Nationals fanatic who decided to do an ode to Bryce Harper using Justin Bieber's new hit, "Boyfriend".
It's called, "If I Was Bryce Harper's Girlfriend":
(Courtesy of Nats Enquirer)
MLB All-Star rosters have been announced, and they include three Nationals (Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Ian Desmond) and three Orioles (Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and Jim Johnson). Both teams also have a guy in the mix for the Final Vote (Bryce Harper for the Nats, Jason Hammel for the O’s).
The NL’s Final Vote is particular interesting as Harper is up against Chipper...
The big stir is all about the Washington Nationals rookie Bryce Harper this year, but Mike Trout is having one of the best rookie seasons ever for the Angels. He robbed the Orioles of a home run last night in the Angels 13-1 victory and added four hits. He is also currently leading the American League in batting average. I would say this is a little bit better than his counter...