Bryce Harper has matured a good amount over years. Gone are the days of blowing kisses at pitchers as he rounds the bases. He’s a husband and father now. He’s gotten his mega-contract. And he’s likely past the point of constantly needing to prove himself, as the six-time All Star and former-MVP is well on his way to being in Cooperstown one day.
But he can still drop a douchey quote with the best of ’em.
High School Stuff
Bryce Harper is a little salty he’s not an All Star this season. That’s perfectly fine. He’s having a very good year and has a good case for being on the National League roster, he just fell a little short in terms of votes. All players want to fill up their Baseball Reference pages with as many accolades as possible, and Harper is no exception. However, according to the man himself, he wouldn’t have gone if he was selected anyway.
This reminds me of the classic response to not getting invited to a party in high school. “It’s fine, I wouldn’t have gone anyway!” Bryce Harper has always relished the spotlight. You really think he wouldn’t have gone if he was chosen? I doubt it. Yes, he has been dealing with a few nagging injuries, and yes, I’m sure he wants to spend time with his family, but it certainly does not line up with Bryce Harper’s brand to skip the Midsummer Classic.
I think Bryce has a dented ego. He hasn’t been an All Star since 2018, so he’s trying to downplay the whole thing. “I heard that party sucked!”
Get Your Rest
I’m expecting big things out of Bryce Harper in the second half. He’s getting ample rest with not being an All Star and all, so I hope he gets some good husband and father time in while nursing his back, shoulder, and wrist. The Phillies will need him to start driving more runs in if they want to stay in the NL East race and potentially push past the Mets. I’m probably being a little salty myself over Harper’s remarks, but c’mon.
That was a clown comment, bro.