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Bryce Harper Wins Rookie of the Year

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His award. I hope he can afford a VCR to play it on.

Bryce Harper can add another title to his impressive resume: Rookie of the Year. Now the only thing he has to consider is whether to put it under work experience or create an entirely different awards section. There is nothing more difficult than learning how to format a resume properly, I feel bad that he has this tremendous strain on his shoulders.

I always have found the Rookie of the Year award to be a bit presumptuous. I mean presenting it November? Who knows what’s going to happen the rest of the year. For all we know Wade Miley could invent time travel in December then go back to June and throw a couple perfect games. Or Todd Frazier could take a dump on Chase Utley’s doorstep during the first snowfall. Both of these would be much more notable accomplishments than anything Harper did this year.

Harper becomes the youngest NL ROY since Dwight Gooden. He’s also younger than any AL ROY in history, breaking the record set long ago by Mike Trout. Bryce finished with 16 first place votes, followed by Miley who came in 2nd and Frazier in 3rd. Now it’s time to go out and party! Party the way a 20-year old Mormon would of course: illegally impersonating a police officer and/or beating up gay kids.

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Bryce Harper: NL Rookie of the Month

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He also won best picture on the log flume.

Bryce Harper has been named the NL Rookie of the Month for September. He beat out other qualified candidates like…uh…sorry I don’t know of any since ESPN doesn’t seem to acknowledge other rookies exist aside from Harper and Trout.

Harper had 26 runs, 7 HR, a .651 SLG, 14 RBI and 4 steals en route to helping the Nationals win the division. He really showed up in September after a late summer of some disappointingly low productivity at times. But can you blame him? High school aged kids get lazy during the summer. At least he’s back into form in time for the school year.

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