If right now you're asking yourself: "Who the F is Scotty McCreery?", then good on ya. Here's a photo of Bryce Harper with 2011 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery backstage Friday night after McCreery opened for Brad Paisley in Salt Lake City. If, at this very moment, you're asking yourself: "Who the F is Brad Paisley?", then doubly good on ya.
Meanwhile, at his 2nd annual 5K yesterday, Stephen Strasburg answered a question about how he and Harper have handled the phenom role quite differently. Read on:
"Harper handles it differently than I would. There’s nothing wrong with the way he handles it. That can work to his advantage to some extent. I’ve talked to him a few times about it. He’s a great kid, a young kid who comes from a different situation. Me being a college guy, I got a chance to kinda slowly move into it, whereas he was 16 on the cover of Sports Illustrated."
(Stephen Strasburg, via U-T San Diego.com, 1/28/2012)