Before we start making fun of Bryce Harper because he makes it so easy, let us first pay him a compliment. Good for you, Bryce. That was very mature of you to reach out to a future teammate and tell him how excited you are to be joining forces.
Harper recently sent a tweet to Angels prospect Mike Trout to convey his excitement about their Arizona Fall League team: “Me and Mike Trout on the same AFL (Arizona Fall league) team!” Harper wrote. “Love how this years working out! We’re stacked with talent. @Trouty20.”
Trout — who belted two home runs on Tuesday — and Harper are indeed two of the best prospects in baseball and should anchor a strong lineup. Heck, it doesn’t even sound like Bryce will get bored with the team like he has with some others in the past.
While the Tweet is harmless, I just enjoy picking on Harper. Saying stuff like this and blowing kisses to pitchers really lets his age show through. Tell me you can’t rememeber playing intramural sports when you were younger and being pumped when your buddies got picked for your team. Who hasn’t had the “we’re gonna be stacked this year” talk with their friends when they were 14 years old? As long as Harper’s having fun I guess that’s all that matters. Oh yeah, and as long as he doesn’t ever wear his hair like this again.
Fist pound to Halos Heaven for pointing out the Harper tweet.