Another day, another amusing story about Bryce Harper. On Tuesday, we addressed the origin of the now-famous “That’s a clown question, bro” line, now we have this musical-themed anecdote.
On Tuesday evening at Nationals Park, in a game that had its share of controversy stemming from Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta’s ejection for having pine tar on his glove, a bit of lightheartedness was provided courtesy of the walk-up music the Washington Nationals rookies elected to use. As you can hear in the video, the sweet sounds emanating from the ballpark’s P.A. system are none other than Justin Bieber’s “Girlfriend.” There you go.
I suppose the use of the 18-year-old Bieber’s song makes at least a little bit of sense. After all, Harper is a young pup himself at only the age of 19. Now, I might be out of touch with what the hip kids are up to with their iPods and electronic doodads, but even I know if a 19-year-old young man ain’t listening to Justin Bieber, he will not be respected by his peers. Being a late-teen, male Justin Bieber fan is where it’s at as far as I can tell.
* also, the selection of the song was likely the result of a lost bet or a tongue-in-cheek joke, so calm down before you work yourself up into a lather about how there’s no proof Harper is a Justin Bieber fan, Harpermaniacs.
[H/T D.C. Sports Bog]