Bryce Harper Was on Jimmy Kimmel Live (Video)
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was definitely one of the biggest sports stories of 2012. After making the cover of Sports Illustrated when he was just 16 years old, Harper finally made his major league debut last season at the ripe old age of 19, and the kid did not disappoint. Sure, there were ups and downs along the way, but he hit a double in his very first major league at-bat, and he went on to finish the season with 22 HRs, an exceptional WAR of 5.0, and a line of .270/.340/.477. Oh, and he helped lead the Nationals to the NL East title and their first appearance in the postseason since moving to DC.
Of course, Harper also made some headlines off the field. First and foremost, there was the “clown question” incident. When a Toronto reporter asked Harper if he was going to take advantage of the lower drinking age in Ontario, the Mormon kid responded, “That’s a clown question, bro.” Some people thought Harper was right, that it was a clown question; others, such as myself, thought Harper could stand to lighten up a wee bit. Either way, you have to give the kid credit for creating one of the best sports memes of the year.
Anyway, Harper recently stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about his first year in the big leagues. And as you would expect, the interview was not boring.
Take a look: