(Photo of Bryce Harper by Stan Grossfeld/Boston Globe.)
"He said, 'Dad, why can't I take my GED and do this?' "
(Ron Harper, via Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/13/2009)
The answer to the question posed here a couple of weeks ago has been answered:
No. It's not too soon to start the Bryce Harper Watch in D.C. And it's certainly more interesting than the Manny Acta Watch or the Austin Kearns DFA Watch.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Harper will take his GED test and will enroll at the College of Southern Nevada in the Fall. Via Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/13/2009:
Harper, a 16-year-old who just completed his sophomore year, has registered at the College of Southern Nevada, where he plans to attend classes in August and play for the Coyotes next season.
His father, Ron Harper, announced the decision Saturday while in Oklahoma City for a baseball tournament.
"Bryce is always looking for his next challenge," Ron Harper said. "He's going to pursue his education, too. He's going to get pushed academically and athletically.
Bryce Harper and his mother, Sheri, recently went to CSN and signed enrollment forms and his letter of intent to play baseball. Harper is aiming to earn his GED test credentials in the fall.
Okay, we're buying the hype, no questions asked. Because at 16-45, it will be a lot more fun following the chase for the #1 pick in 2010 than the chase for the '62 Mets.