Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Meeting THE Bryce Harper

After a failed attempt to meet super phenom Bryce Harper (super phenom, mainly because of a well timed SI article, and strategic representation by THE Scott Boras) on Saturday, I was able to meet him on Sunday in Winterville at the Team USA 18-U vs Pitt CC game. I watched him lace a double down the right-field line and hit a couple balls to the warning track. There were no fireworks, no 570-foot home runs and cancer was not cured. BUT I was not disappointed. The day was beautiful, I had Chris with me, he had a blast, and we got to see some great baseball played for $5 (although, according to Team USA, the game was supposed to be free...

I already had a signed ball from Harper, which P.A. was able to get for me on Saturday (for my birthday too), so my main goal was to meet Harper and to try to get Chris and Max signed balls.
Success.
Harper was a nice guy, he patted Chris on the head and talked to him, and for once, Chris wasn't shy and actually gave up his ball to Harper on the first try. Usually if he has a baseball in his hand, he won't give it up.
All in all, it was a good day, and I like Harper's swing, even if it doesn't cure cancer...

10 comments:

Drew said...

what's this? Nothing for me? Waaaaaaahhhhhhh! Just messing, nice you got to meet him though. Drew

William said...

Well, this might make you feel better, he is a Yankee fan :(

Drew said...

Really, let's get him!

William said...

The Yankees won't get him until he becomes a free agent... He will be drafted #1 (so Nationals most likely will get him).

Drew said...

Yeah, true.

The Regenthal Family said...

This your best post yet as far as writing style goes. That's my opinion, for what it's worth. :-)

William said...

Hahahahahahahaha. The English Major has struck! Thank's Adam (or was it Heather) for the writing critique. Give me some time and an interesting enough topic and I may reveal my 'true' writing style... Hahaha.

Drew said...

Nice try there

JD's Daddy said...

did he mention why he wrote Luke 1:34 on the ball? I had a coworker tell me what the verse says, but I am curious why he uses it on his signatue.

William said...

P.A. explained that it was 'through God all things are possible...'

Makes sense to me since he is deeply religious. I guess he figures he is witnessing to people that way...??