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.