In addition to being baseball's best young talent since Bryce Harper, the 19 year-old phenom is looking to pick up in offseason job.
Harper talked to various media-types about possibly being named to the MLB All-Star team (he's a final candidate selection), but the suprisingly modest Harper didn't necessarily view the selection as a be all-end-all. After praising fellow final selection candidate Chipper Jones, he said "If I don’t make the team, I think it’d be good for me to go home, get away from the world and be Bryce. Be normal, just hang out with the family and get some good home-cooked meals and hit with my pop and just hang out...Of course I want be there and be in the All-Star game, of course, but if it doesn’t work out, hopefully I’ve got 20 years in my career to get back there.”
Harper it seems, has a lot more to him than simply baseball. Responding to a fan on the Nats website, he talked about what he'd do if he didn't play baseball--and what he's apparently going to do in the offseason.
“I’d probably be a firefighter. Ever since I was growing up, I wanted to be a firefighter or a baseball player. Going into the offseason, I’m going to get my EMT and do the firefighting thing so I have something to fall back on.”
While firefighting is the furthest thing from a clown occupation, Harper is probably one of the last people--barring injury of course-- to need "something to fall back on." Dude's already one of the biggest Bros to ever pick up a baseball bat. If all the above wasn't an indication of this, check out the picture of his tricked-out Mercedes AMG:
Look close at the BAM 34 & the Washington Nats logo. Total bro move and there’s not a thing you can do about it. I’m looking at you, last place Philly.