(Bryce Harper has his eyes on the prize. Getty Images photo.)
And so, Bryce Harper's #34 was retired in a ceremony at College of Southern Nevada Friday night. Harper didn't wear his warpaint to the ceremony.
Here's Harper, via Las Vegas Review Journal, talking about his slim chances of making the Major League club out of Spring Training; and more realistic chance of getting the call in September:
"I expect to be with the big league club. You know that," a grinning Harper said Friday night. "But it probably won't be happening. We'll see."
I'm thinking I'll be out there next year. Hopefully I'll get a big league call-up in September and then be able to be out there next year and try to make the team out of camp. That's what I'm shooting for." (Bryce Harper, via Las Vegas Review Journal, 1/29/2011)
Sounds good. We'll plan on seeing you in September in Washington, Kid.