Bryce Harper plans to use the offseason to train to become a firefighter

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The offseason for a professional athlete is filled with downtime. When they’re not getting ready for the upcoming season or vacationing, they’re usually trying to figure out how to pass the time. So rarely do you see a professional athlete use the offseason to train for another profession just in case this whole baseball thing doesn’t work out. But that’s what Bryce Harper intends to do this offseason.

In Q&A session facilitated by MLB blog Curly W Live, Harper was asked what he would be doing if he wasn’t playing baseball. Harper responds that he would be a firefighter. But then he took it a step further.

If you weren’t playing ball, what would you be doing?

Bryce: I’d probably be a firefighter. Ever since I was growing up, I wanted to be a firefighter or a baseball player. Going into the offseason, I’m going to get my EMT and do the firefighting thing so I have something to fall back on.

Something to fall back on? We’ll go out on a limb and say that Bryce Harper will definitely not need something to fall back on, but it’s good to see a young player not taking anything for granted.

[DC Sports Bog]


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  1. This is one AMAZING and SMART young man….some may hate him but we LOVE him here in DC, he will succeed in ANYTHING he does because he has a great upbringing and he has matured since coming up to the big leagues. Way to go Bryce. :)

  2. I initially thought he was a cocky kid with an attitude when he was drafted as a 17 year old and blew kisses to an opposing pitcher and things of that nature, but decided to give him a couple years before casting a judgement…and I’m sure happy I did. Not only is he a fantastic ballplayer who plays with a level of understanding and discipline on the field that far surpasses that of a typical player of his age, he has been nothing but classy since coming up to an exciting Nationals team. Coming out and publicly saying that he would vote for Chipper over himself if he had an all star vote, turning down comparisons of himself to past greats, and now saying that he wants a fall back plan!! Says a lot about the kid, his upbringing, and his attitude. Hope he maintains it. He’s not Mike Trout (haha sorry i’m an Angels fan and thats a joke….cuz they’re both going to be unbelievably successful), but man, this kid is special.

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