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When my grandfather passed away last spring, the family had to clear out and sell the wonderful little house in northern Virginia that he had lived in (with my grandmother, until 2008) since sometime in the sixties. Among the few things that I ended up with, being the baseball guy, was my pick of whatever I thought was salvageable of a large, worn stack of sports magazines that had belonged to my dad and uncle -- primarily SPORT Magazine, with some Sports Illustrateds, Sporting Newses and Athlon Baseball Season Previews mixed in -- with dates ranging from 1963 to 1969.
I ended up keeping most of them, and I've been saving them in a stack in my basement, sure I would want to look through them and write about them eventually. And I'm still sure I will, but what brought them to mind just now was this: when they focused on baseball (as most issues did, with much less competition in those days), their covers were dominated by two men. Two men who, by that time, were old news.
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'CLOWN QUESTION, BRO'
Oh, Bryce Harper, you scamp you.I've been critical of the Washington Nationals wundekind, but, now, he's kinda growing on me.And if you're already tired of hearing (reading), "that's a clown question, bro"...you'll want to continue your Twitter silence for a little longer.That said, courtesy of our friends at The Score...here's the quote in all its...
By Robert Cunningham - AngelsWin.com Columnist
Mike Trout is a revelation. Mike Trout is the very definition of a spark that lights the flame. Hell, he turns that flame into a conflagration that burns as bright as the sun! Mike Trout, assuming he remains healthy, is on his way to making history and here is why:Between 1871 and 2012 there have been only 18 players, with a...
Bryce Harper gave us a gem that won't soon be forgotten when he responded to a question earlier this week with "That's a clown question, bro." The Nationals slugger got a little testy when asked by a reporter in Toronto whether or not Harper was going to celebrate a home run with a cold beer. This agitated Harper to which he gave the now famous response. That response...
For those of you who do not know, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is only eighteen years old and isn't allowed to drink legally in the United States but is allowed to drink in Canada.
One Canadian reporter decided to ask Bryce about his celebratory beer preference after a win against the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce gave him a classic response:
Here’s a look at the swing that put Bryce Harper over .300 for the year. The ESPN alert text the nation received tonight said that the bomb ‘went off a restaurant at Toronto’s Rogers Centre’. Uh, no. But this is just as cool. Research in Motion (RIM), who are the suffering makers of Blackberry devices really need all the help they can get right now. Who didn’t see that...
To start, Bryce Harper is 19-years-old. So it’s not legal for him to drink beer….in the U.S.
Well last night, Harper and the Nationals played in Toronto where it’s legal to drink at 19. So since Harper hit a very impressive home run in the Nationals’ 4-2 win over the Blue Jays, one reporter thought he would ask whether Harper would have a Canadian beer to celebrate. And...
With all due respect to Bryce Harper, the 19-year-old Washington Nationals outfielder is not even close to the best player who can't legally buy a beer in most U.S. states. Harper has been all baseball's rage ever since he appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a fresh-faced 16-year-old in 2009, but right now he's being outshined on a nightly basis by a player...
"That's a clown question, bro."
Get comfy with that response, because you're about to hear it a whooooole lot over the next three or four days (the usual lifespan of such things).
If you're too lazy to watch the embedded video, that's how 19 year old National's slugger Bryce Harper responded to a question from a reporter asking him what his favorite...
Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper has started a catch phrase that’s really catching on — In the same vein as Don’t Taser me Bro, and Honeybadger don’t care, comes Bryce Harper’s soon to be award winning saying. Props to Bryce for knowing exactly what a clown question is….Bro. -TO
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Bryce Harper Tattoos Last Name...
Bryce Harper's comebacks look ready for the big leagues,
Bryce Harper’s All-Star credentials are looking good. [Nats Insider]
Harper debuted a new hairstyle after yesterday’s game. [CSN D.C.]
“Clown question, bro” takes off on the Internet. [Nats Inquisition]
Nats win 6th straight behind Strasburg’s 9 Ks, Moore’s 2 HR. [WaPo]
Strasburg got the early hook because of cut finger. [Nats Journal]
Joel Ward was at the game in an...
@Mike Trout & Friends (33-29) @ Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles (39-23)Pitching Probables: LAA – Jerome Williams (6-3, 4.02 ERA) LAD – Aaron Harang (5-3, 3.95 ERA)Game Info: 7:10 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West, Prime Ticket; Radio - KLAA 830, 570 Fox Sports LA
First off, I just want to rub this in the face of all the non-Angel fan haters that immediately discounted them...
Sports every season have their share of "PHENOMS" and this year's no exception. Baseball's phenom this year is Bryce Harper the 19 year old who made his MLB debut with Washington April 28th. Harper's the youngest position player to come into MLB since Adrian Beltre in 1998. The youngster first came into the public's national consciousness...
Here is this week's ladies linkfest:At Tales From The Juice Box, Terri has written about the Houston Astros' getaway day win over the San Francisco Giants.Lisa has some things to say about Bryce Harper's "clown question," A-Rod's travails, and R.A. Dickey's non-no-hitter at Subway Squawkers.In case you haven't seen the video of Bryce Harper saying...