On Thursday, Washington Nationals rookie slugger Bryce Harper held a free one-day camp for aspiring baseball players between the ages of 6 and 14. The Bryce Harper Baseball Pro was held at Fairfax (Va.) High School and from the looks of it, a grand time was had by one and all.
On top of the thrill Harper certainly gave the kids in attendance, it appears he must have also broke out his giant-sized checkbook to make a donation of $2,500 to the Greater Washington Urban League, as evidenced by the ginormous check featured in the above video.
But perhaps the most compelling part of the day — at least that which was captured on video — was Harper’s sage advice to the young kids in attendance as it pertains to the art of hitting and batsmanship, which isn’t a word but I’m using it anyway. And it goes a little something like this and can be found at approximately the 1:05 mark of the video:
“Be as sexy as you can.”
Brilliant. I’m smelling a brand-spanking-new catchphrase for Harper, and it’s not like he hasn’t already cornered the market on that pursuit. He already has the “Clown question, bro” one, and I previously argued that another quote from Harper which included the phrase “Trying to find some mellowness” would be suitable for t-shirts and whatnot as well. Now here he goes with “Be as sexy as you can.”
And when it gets right down to it, “Be as sexy as you can” is a perfectly fine slice of wisdom to impart upon the young people. Or it probably isn’t. I bet the young and husky Little Leaguer suspected to be Bryce Harper in this photo would have taken that kind of advice to heart.
Bryce Harper took a portion of his day off on Thursday to spend time with young ballplayers in the Greater Washington Urban League. He also donated $2,500 to benefit the league. The fact that Harper is already taking time out of his day to give back to the community at his age is very admirable, but parents may have been left scratching their heads at the message the Nationals...
Video up above (via @Allstars_S2) of Bryce Harper getting pitching at his free baseball camp for area kids today at Fairfax High School. Pretty cool thing for Harper to do for the community, along with a donation to the Greater Washington Urban League. Wait, wasn't he supposed to be an arrogant punk?
Related: A photo of what might be aa younger, pudgier Bryce Harper circa...
Ha. Fantastic. Via Nationals Enquirer comes this delightful photo of a somewhat chubby boy who grew up to become Washington Nationals rookie phenom Bryce Harper. While it cannot be confirmed for certain that this photo is of a then-12-year-old Harper (which would make this from 2004 — Jesus, I’m old), it certainly looks like him, [...]
Listen closely at the 1:05 mark for a soon-to-be classic Bryce Harper quote. It’s no “That’s a clown question, bro,” but it’s brilliant nonetheless.
The Washington superstar found himself in Fairfax, Virginia this past Thursday at his own day camp for aspiring baseballers—the aptly named Bryce Harper Baseball ProCamp—for youngsters aged 6-14. Harper interacted...
Washington Nationals rookie outfielder Bryce Harper held a free youth baseball clinic in Fairfax, Virginia on Thursday where he had some interesting (and unusual) advice for some of the future prospects in attendance: "Be as sexy as you can".
We don't know exactly what Harper meant by that (and we would love to hear him explain this one), but we're pretty...
The kids that participated in a baseball camp with Bryce Harper recently might not end up in the big leagues. But you can bet a couple of them will be looking dapper when they hit the town. "Be as sexy as you can," Harper advised two kids he appeared to be giving hitting tips to. The footage of Harper's important advice is included in a quick cut in an otherwise cool...
I'm sexy and I know it T..
Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper is a fan of catch phrases. He coined the whole Clown Question Bro movement, and now he’s dishing out some advice to today’s youth. While holding a youth baseball clinic for the Greater Washington Urban League, the Nats rookie tells the kids to “be as sexy as you can!” Bryce Harper is definitely a little...
I don’t know if this is actually Bryce Harper. I do know that it looks like him, and, according to @NatsGirls3411 (via Nats Enquirer), it’s Bryce Harper circa 2004, at which time he would’ve been 11 or 12 years old.
Good enough for me. That’s a big kid.
Wait for Bryce Harper’s sound advice to campers between the ages of 6 and 14 at the 1:05 mark (via Nats Enquirer, again). So now we know what’s going through Harper’s head when he’s at the dish.
Previously: ‘That’s A Clown Question, Bro’ | Bryce Harper Appears To Have Been A Husky 11-Year-Old
The photo above is apparently Bryce Harper in 2004, at age 12. Amazing.
Seems fitting that this photo would be circulating today, given the Bryce Harper Baseball Camp taking place in Fairfax today.
(photo via @natsgirl3411 h/t @recordsandradio)
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