My Best Friend Turned 25 Today And I Couldn't Be Prouder Of Him

Have to end this day on a high note and no better way then wishing a very happy 25th birthday to my best friend Bryce Harper. Oh how time flies. 25 years old!

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It seems like just yesterday he was a 16 year old on the cover of Sports Illustrated


And then an 18 year old catcher drafted #1 overall by the Nats

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After zipping his way through the minors in 2011 with no problem, he made his MLB debut in 2012, making the All Star Team and then winning the Rookie of the Year award, of course.

Since his rookie season, he’s made 3 more All Star Teams, won the 2015 MVP, bat flipped, pimped homers, dyed his hair silver, made baseball fun again, became my best friend in the world, and probably would have won this year’s MVP if he didn’t get hurt. In 111 games he had 29 home runs, 87 RBI, an OPS of 1.008, and a 5.5 WAR. He was on a better pace than the 2015 season, fuck that slippery ass base.

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So happy 25th, my pal. Now please sign long term in DC. Even though I’ll still be your bff no matter where else you might potentially go, because that’s what best friends are for.