Bryce Harper wants to fight fire
Yet, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is looking to dispel all previous notions of the offseason by becoming a certified firefighter.
When asked by the Nationals’ official team blog what he would be doing if he weren’t playing baseball, Harper responded:
“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.”
Of course, having the need to fall back on something may seem a bit overly cautious for the 19-year-old, considering the Nationals are paying him close to $20 million over the course of his seven-year deal.
Harper is batting .280 with 8 home runs and 23 RBIs so far this season.
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