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Friday, March 11, 2016

Bryce Harper: "pimp, pimp, pimps". Stupid? Maybe. Uneducated? Obviously.

This is one of those obligatory boring posts that I really don't want to waste time writing.

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03/10/16 • ESPN THE MAGAZINE

Bryce Harper -- his play, his attitude, his hair! -- is on a mission to change baseball forever.

BY TIM KEWON

"Baseball's tired," he says. "It's a tired sport, because you can't express yourself. You can't do what people in other sports do...

... if you hit a homer and pimp it? ... if you pimp a homer, ... If a guy pimps a homer for a game-winning shot ...

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Bryce Harper
Born: October 16, 1992 in Las Vegas, NV Age 23
High School: Las Vegas HS (Las Vegas, NV)
School: College of Southern Nevada (Henderson, NV)
Signed August 16, 2010.
Debut: April 28, 2012 Age 19


2015 NL MVP

YearAgeTeamSalaryServTm(OpnDay)SourcesNotes/Other Sources
201118Washington Nationals$500,0000.000
201219Washington Nationals$500,000?contracts
201320Washington Nationals$2,000,0000.159contracts
201421Washington Nationals$2,150,0001.159contracts
201522Washington Nationals$2,500,0002.159contracts
201623Washington Nationals$5,000,0003.159
Earliest Arb Eligible: 2017, Earliest Free Agent: 2019
Career to date (may be incomplete)$7,650,000Does not include future salaries ($5M)
https://www.google.com/search?q=pimp&rlz=1CATAAB_enUS635US635&oq=pimp&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.1645j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

pimp

noun
1.
a man who controls prostitutes and arranges clients for them, taking part of their earnings in return.
synonyms:procurer, procuress

verb
1.
act as a pimp.

2.
informal
make (something) more showy or impressive.
"he pimped up the car with spoilers and twin-spoke 18-inch alloys"

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There's no excuse for Harper to use this word, nor for him to generally say stupid things. Others who also have no excuse:

- Harper's Washington Nationals 66 year old field manager Dusty Baker, who is quoted in the ESPN Magazine article, and is old enough to know better
- Nationals upper management and ownership
- Commissioner Rob Manfred, the A-Rod Slayer.

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