He’s raw. He’s electrifying. He’s in love with baseball. He was a Sports Illustrated cover boy…cover boy as a high schooler. He was the number one pick in the MLB Amateur Draft. But who would have thought a teenager could make such a fuss?
He is a very special player, and selfishly if the Pirates had lost a few more games, perhaps one of the most talented ball players would be in black and gold this year.
Of course the Bucs didn’t lose enough games to have the first selection in the draft. So while Jameson Taillon stays warm in Florida, Bryce Harper attempts to continue to hit his way out of minor league A ball as quickly as imaginable. It’s a story that sounds too good to be true, if it were a movie, people wouldn’t believe it.
A kid loves baseball so much he drops out of high school, gets a GED, and heads off to chase his dream of being drafted. Hollywood can’t even dream up that stuff.
So tonight in Hagerstown, or as it has become known, Harpertown, we will be there to verify the truth to the Harper myth. Because surely anyone who trains with a bat that is 36 inches long and weighs 47 ounces can’t possibly be human.
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