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Bryce Harper

April 27, 2012, 9:10 p.m.

Teenage phenom Bryce Harper will make his major league debut at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, and Dodgers utilityman Jerry Hairston Jr. has some advice for fans attending the game: Get there in time to watch theWashington Nationals take batting practice.”He puts on a very good show,” said Hairston, who was in the Nationals’ spring training camp with Harper last year.Harper, a 19-year-old outfielder, has been called up by the Nationals from triple-A Syracuse to replace third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the roster. Zimmerman will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation.The power-hitting Harper was a Sports Illustrated cover boy as a 16-year-old prep star in Las Vegas. The headline: “Baseball’s Chosen One.” After his sophomore year of high school, Harper passed the GED and enrolled at the College of Southern Nevada, where he won the Golden Spikes Award as the top amateur baseball player in the country. He was the first player selected in the 2010 draft and signed with the Nationals for $9.9 million.

Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly saw an 18-year-old Harper play in the Arizona Fall League before the 2011 season. Mattingly managed in the six-team league, which is a finishing school for baseball’s top prospects.

“I like him,” Mattingly said. “The kid played hard. Full-out running, full-out everything.”

The Nationals initially planned to take a measured approach in developing Harper. Injuries to Zimmerman and cleanup hitter Michael Morse, changed that.

The Nationals, who entered Friday with the best record in the National League, suddenly had a need for a left-handed-hitting corner outfielder.

“This isn’t the coming-out party for Bryce that we had in mind,” Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo said.

Harper hit .250 with a home run and 3 runs batted in in 20 games in triple A.

Rizzo insisted the Nationals remain committed to their plan on how to develop Harper, meaning Harper might not be in the majors to stay.

“He obviously could make me abandon it, and I hope he does,” Rizzo said.

Nationals Manager Davey Johnson said Harper will probably bat seventh. Pitching for the Nationals will be the last player to break into the majors with as much hype, fireballer Stephen Strasburg.

In anticipation of Harper’s debut, the MLB Network announced it would televise the game nationally.

At 19 years and195 days old, Harper will be the youngest player to make his major league debut since Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez in 1995. Hernandez was 19 years and 118 days old.

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Bryce Harper was born on October 16th, 1992 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryce_Harper
October 16th, 1992
10 + 16 +1+9+9+2 = 47 = his life lesson = Famous.  Name recognition.  Internationally known.
Seven of Cups Tarot card
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October 16th, 1992
October 16th
10 + 16 +2+0+1+1 = 30 = his personal year (from October 16th, 2011 to October 15th, 2012) = Blessed.  Thankful.  Appreciative.
Four of Wands Tarot card
30 year + 4 (April) = 34 = his personal month (from April 16th, 2012 to May 15th, 2012) = Generating a buzz.  Pitcher throwing fastballs.
Eight of Wands Tarot card
34 month + 28 (28th of the month on Saturday April 28th, 2012) = 62 = his personal day = Booing.  Unpopular.

Eight of Swords Tarot card

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Jun 7, 2011  2:47 PM ET
 
On Monday, one year after being the No. 1 overall pick in the June draft, Bryce Harper pounded his 14th home run and drove in his 42nd run for Class A Hagerstown, numbers that had many Washington Nationals executives contemplating his promotion to AA Harrisburg of the Eastern League. After Harper admired his lastest blast by flipping his bat and watching his bomb, however, Greensboro pitcher Zach Neal showed displeasure for the action. Harper then reacted by blowing a kiss in Neal’s direction as he reached home plate. During Harper’s next at-bat, he was immediately brushed back on the first pitch, an up-and-in fastball from Greensboro reliever Grant Dayton.The GM’s office in Washington should now slow down the player development plans to promote Harper to AA — not because of talent, but because of immaturity issues. A player’s maturity is just as important as his talent, something the player must understand. Harper, who is 18, won’t just have opposing pitchers throwing at him in the future; he also puts his teammates at risk. When you get to the major league level, blowing kisses won’t be tolerated. He’ll see a high frequency of 95 mph fastballs that could put him on the disabled list. Like Barry Bonds in his prime, Harper needs to learn now that his response to taunting or comments from opposing players must be made with his bat, not with gestures.

When learning of an incident like this one, the first thing I would do as GM would be to call my director of player development. Hopefully, he will inform me that the manager sat down with Harper, explained why his reaction was inappropriate, and possibly fined him behind closed doors. After Harper confessed to the manager he made a mistake in the emotion of the moment, I would accept his apology. My next suggestion, however, would be for the farm director to travel to Hagerstown, Md., to communicate eyeball to eyeball with Harper so he understands his promotion to the next level will depend on him avoiding future incidents like the one Monday night. Then I would put the issue behind me and look forward to Harper’s next bomb.

At last year’s All-Star Game in Anaheim, Harper told me that the most impressive part of his visit to the American League clubhouse was learning how humble Josh Hamilton is. Harper needs to follow his own appreciation for Hamilton’s humility.

Harper is a child prodigy, the Doogie Howser of baseball. He’s one of the most talented young power hitters the game has seen since Alex Rodriguez. Hitting 50 home runs someday is a realistic projection. He has tremendous baseball intelligence that matches his love and passion for the game. He grew up a Lakers, Cowboys and Yankees fan, which is only significant for the glitz and glamour that comes with choosing those teams as your favorites. He will arrive in the show with the glitz and glamour. Hopefully, the GM’s office will make sure the maturity and professionalism match the talent when he gets the call.

Harper’s future big league career is going to come quickly, and when it does, the stadium light towers will have fewer light bulbs and magazines will have a new player to plaster on their covers, not just for the talent but for the personality that goes with it. By then, it won’t include showing up pitchers or putting teammates at risk.

I love Bryce Harper. He’s a special talent and a special person. He will outgrow the immaturity he has as an 18-year-old playing in Hagerstown. The minor leagues are a place for players to grow, and not just as players.

 
 
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Bryce Harper was born on October 16th, 1992 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryce_Harper
 
October 16th, 1992
 
10 + 16 +1+9+9+2 = 47 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight. 
 

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