Bryce Harper: Nationals outfielder, slugger… firefighter?

You can't help but have some love for the home team, especially when one of the favorites has expressed his off-season desire to "get my EMT [certification] and do the firefighter thing so I have something to fall back on."

In an online chat hosted by Washington Post Sports, Harper told fans that "I'd probably be a firefighter. Ever since I was growing up, I wanted to be a firefighter or a baseball player." Way to pick the easier one, Bryce! Now the rest should be cakewalk, compared to wrestling your way up into the Majors before you even turn twenty years old—you've got plenty of time to become the other kind of rookie.

Let me get this straight. Not that I'm discouraging his thoughts, by any means—but with eight homers, fourteen doubles, and four triples (plus a rack of other equally-impressive stats), that's quite noble of you. Especially for a 19-year-old, many of whom we've all seen fall victim to a lack of planning for the future.

Good on ya, Bryce. Next time you get a break, come say hi to our guys working coverage at the ballpark. We'd be happy to tell you all about our Department… or you can just read the news, we're usually in there for something new every day (sheesh).

[via Yahoo! News]

The AP was feeling sassy enough to put this photo illustration together, which was the inspiration for the photo at the top. How'd I do, compared to the worldwide wire service?

(© AP, BLS Illustration)

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As I read all the above I wondered "How does it work?" Are fire personnel asking for pledges from the public to be paid to this charity when the personnel have their heads shaved? The ad above was not clear to me. I will read it again. The charity is certainly a very worthwhile cause.…
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Jonny Hope
Farewell, brother.
So very well said Brother. Mike was such an awesome guy. Sure am gonna miss him and his stories. Mike touch so many people on and off the job. Mike will continue to live on in so many of us. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful tribute with us about Mike. 
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Scott Jones
Farewell, brother.
A Very toching tribute from a true brother. Thoughts and prayers to his family and his brothers and sisters in DC.  Scott Jones, BC Springfield, MO
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