Bryce Harper – classy ????

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2012

During his brief playing career there’s been one word I never thought I’d hear associated with Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and that’s classy. Well that’s all changed thanks to Atlanta Braves future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones.

The two are set to battle in one of the closest final All-Star Roster voting spots in history. Bryce is the young phenom, a guy that people are already projecting to be one of the best in history. Chipper is well Chipper Jones an All-Star third baseman and outfielder who has been one of the greats of the game and in the midst of a retirement tour.

The word “classy” was in play because Harper said that he would vote for Jones on the final ballot. “I think a Hall of Famer should be able to go to the All-Star game his last year.”

“That’s a very classy thing for a 19-year-old kid to say,” Jones said. “I think he’s going to be in his fair share of All-Star games throughout the years. He’s an unbelievable talent and I just let him know that I appreciated what he said. It was classy. But we’ll see. All those guys (in) the final five guys deserve to be there. I’m just happy to be in the mix.” (Carroll Rogers – Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

I have to agree with Chipper that was a very classy move by the youngster. This is one of the situations where the league would step in.

Based on performance Harper deserves this roster spot, he’s played in only 57 of the teams 77 games and has 24 extra base hits, eight of which were homers. At the same time Chipper definitely deserves to say goodbye to the fans on one of the leagues biggest stages. When you look at the stats I’d say he deserves it as well he’s got six homers in only 44 games.

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