Washington Nationals star rookie Bryce Harper is officially an All-Star. Even though he wasn’t elected by the fans, twice, he was named to the team by manager Tony La Russa to replace Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins. Stanton’s right knee requires arthroscopic surgery. The move leaves the Marlins without a representative to the All-Star Game. I imagine the Marlins fan base, all 42 of them, are disappointed they wont have anyone representing them in the so-called Midsummer Classic.
Harper is only 19-years-old. He’s the youngest position player (not a pitcher) to be added to an All-Star Game.
If Harper is happy about becoming an All-Star, he’s keeping it to himself. When asked about his first reaction about making the All-Star team, he replied with, “I don’t get to go home.”
Yes, Harper doesn’t get to go home to Las Vegas. Sucks to be him. Boo-hoo-hoo. Instead he has to go to Kansas City and represent his team and his city in the national spot-light of the All-Star Game. Some players go their entire career without gracing an All-Star roaster. Mets knuckle ball pitcher R.A. Dickey is going to the All-Star Game for the first time this year and he’s 37-years-old. To Dickey, making the All-Star team is a huge honor. To Harper, not so much.
Harper is a phenomenal baseball player, but he has two things going against him; He’s a jerk and he’s not very bright. That’s a bad combination.
This is the same player that admitted on video that he wasn’t too focused his final 20 games here in Hagerstown and couldn’t wait to leave. He’s a jerk for feeling this way, he’s dumb for actually admitting this in an interview.