(Bryce Harper's sweatshirt carried on a proud Washington Nationals tradition of misspelling. Screen cap via MLB.com video.)
"I want to go up there and be a game changer. I don't wanna go from big leagues, triple A, up to the big leagues back to triple A again. I want to go up there, stay there, be a game changer, play hard, try to win that rookie of the year."
(Bryce Harper, via MLB.com. 2/21/2012)
On Tuesday, MLB Network aired a segment filmed in Las Vegas earlier in the month: Harold Reynolds talked with Bryce Harper about expectations, hitting, Justin Bieber, misconceptions, goals, shit Bryce Harper says on Twitter, lifting weights, etc. etc. Video here and below. Good stuff; at around the 3:30 mark, Reynolds asks Harper about PEDS, which isn't something we can recall Harper being asked about in any recent interviews:
Reynolds: In this day and age, you hit 50 home runs, everyone says "Oh, he's on something." I'm sure you've already had that said about you
Harper: Yeah. I'm as natural as it gets. You can test me today, tomorrow, the next day. 10 years, you know. I ain't got nothing in me. There's nothing.
Here's the video: