It’s fair to say that one of Bryce Harper’s biggest dreams has come true aleady. At 19, he’s made it to the Major Leagues and has taken the baseball world by storm (whether they like it or not). Harper’s injected a new type of energy into games and highlight reels, and nothing’s slowing him down yet. Tonight the rookie outfielder will add another accomplishment to his already long resume–being in the All-Star Game as the youngest position player.
But while Harper undoubtedly still has some baseball dreams that are yet to be fulfilled, one of his off-the-field goals of being a firefighter could come true sooner than he thinks.
The Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department in Arlington, Virginia issued an open invitation to Harper to come and “check out the fire service in the offseason.”
Also worth noting: in Cherrydale’s invitation to Harper, they say they look forward to seeing him at their November meeting. It looks like everyone in the DC Metro area is rooting for some postseason victories for the city long deprived (Nats/Skins) or disappointed (Caps) by it.
Apart from the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department, Prince George’s County in Maryland seems open to the idea of having Bryce Harper out as a rookie firefighter as well.
Other good stuff:
- Love it or hate it, he All-Star Game is tonight. If anything, be sure to watch for the Nationals
fourthree representatives present in Kansas City. (The team’s fourth representative is in Florida, resting.)
- Speaking of the Nats representatives in Kansas City, they all seem to be having a good time. Even Bentley, Stephen Strasburg’s Yorkie had some fun doing some tricks for the Lerners.
- Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez, two of the three Nats present in KC are just about the biggest polar opposites you’ll ever find, but it’s working for them and is having an even better payoff for the team.