It's probably a safe bet that the Canadian reporter wasn't aware of
his LDS beliefs.
Great response. I don't think the question had any malicious intent
however. Bryce Harper is the youngest in the majors, I think, so the reporter
was getting at that point rather than the fact that he is LDS. I highly doubt a
reporter would intentionally ask that question knowing it was against religious
beliefs. And who knows, Bryce Harper may drink -- just because he's LDS
doesn't mean he doesn't. But still a great response from Harper.
God works in amazing ways his wonders to perform.
I had no idea that he's LDS. Great season thus far. Go Red Sox!
I don't follow baseball and I knew he was a mormon..You really believe a
baseball reporter didn't know that?. Oh and by the way Canada is not on
another planet, they do have the internet and they can read. If a great player
of Harpers stature from Canada was playing in America I do believe reporters
would know if he was LDS or not. Are you guys really that naive?
@nomoDon't assume you know something that others don't
know when you in reality, DON'T KNOW.
Regardless of his religion, the kids 19 yrs old! Did the reporter think he was
already a regular beer drinker and couldn't wait to celebrate after the
game? Hey, I'm in Canada and can't wait to go slam a beer after the
game. Most kids don't wait until the magic date of 21 to decide to try a
beer. Most have already tried that at age 14-15. So for the reporter to ask that
question was like Bryce said, a clown question.
Also, not everyone that knows about Mormons knows that drinking alcohol is
proscribed. That's a clown comment, bro.
Living in - or near - a city that has suffered for years with losing
professional teams, Bryce Harper is one of the truly bright spots in Washington
sports these days. RGIII is the other great hope but he has yet to prove
himself in a real game so for now Bryce is the Golden Boy. Now if the Wizards
can just find a way to turn things around in basketball!?I find it
hard to believe that a sports writer covering major league baseball doesn't
know every last detail of one of the true phenoms in the game. And for those
who are wondering, it has been reported that Bryce is a very active Mormon who
lives by those standards. He has great self confidence but he doesn't just
talk about it like so many other young guys in his position, he just does it.
If you follow Nationals baseball you will see that Harper is almost always on
base, almost always one of the runs scored, even when he's not hitting home
runs. Recently a Phillies pitcher intentionally hit him in the back. Bryce got
revenge a few players later when he stole home. He's great.
@RBN..The Phillies pitcher (Cole Hamels) hit him in the back BECAUSE
he stole home.. not the other way around..
dave22 - I think you meant that comment for me. Actually I am right about the
order of events that led to the stealing of home base. I saw it on the local
news the day it happened. A simple Google of "Bryce Harper steals home after
being hit by pitch" shows countless articles and videos documenting the
order of things. In fact that Google generated 185,000 results.
Re: dave22You are wrong on this one. Bryce was hit by Hamels first
and then stole home later in the game when Hamels was not paying attention.
@motorbike,keep your head in the sand and assume professional sports reporters
don't know the obvious.It was a clown question because he knew exactly what
he was doing! and Harper knew it.
You guys ... so sensitive about your faith. It's like your constantly
looking for someone to mess up something regarding your faith.The
guy may have known, in that case it was a joke. Most likely it was because the
age difference, in that case again it's a joke. What's the big deal?