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Jun 29, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

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God, that punk kid Bryce Harper is at it again. Showing the typical immaturity of a hot-dogging 19-year-old millionaire with no respect for the game’s institutions, he’s … encouraging people who would profit off his persona to donate their profits to a memorial fund for the family of a police officer killed in the line of duty.

Specifically, after Harper gave the “clown question, bro” quote, a brewery in Denver came up with a beer and called it “Clown Question Bro Lager.”  When Harper got to Denver for the Rockies series he heard of it and he heard of a police officer, Celena Hollis, who was killed in the line of duty.  The other day someone who works for the Harper camp called the brewery and recommended that it donate a chunk of the proceeds to a memorial fund to support Hollis’s daughter.

The kid ain’t clownin’ around.

  1. Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Jun 29, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Based on other recent developments, I’d say the idea of the profits going to a good cause would not be popular amongst certain segments of the Red Sox fan base.

    • cur68 - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:19 AM

      Ha! Your point, Sir.

  2. heyblueyoustink - Jun 29, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    And then he saved some lady’s baby, cat, dog, and player piano from a house fire.

    • number42is1 - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:09 AM

      The washer goes on the right

      • ajcardsfan - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:21 AM

        Bryce Harper > Jose Canseco

        He would have gone back in time and stopped that fire

      • number42is1 - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM

        Oh man… i am now picturing a modern day “homer at the bat” oh the fun that could be had

      • ajcardsfan - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:55 AM

        P – Cole Hamels [Would quit because Harper is on the team]
        C – Carlos Santana [Joke about the name/mistaken identity]
        1B – Albert Pujols [Leaves for more money to play for Shelbyville]
        2B – Don’t really have one for a good 2nd base story
        SS – Hanley Ramirez [Accused of being a commie (because of Ozzie's statement) by Burns - takes the side burns gag]
        3B – Chipper Jones [Retires before the first game]
        OF – Bryce Harper [Would fill the hero scenario]
        OF – Josh Hamilton [Refuses to leave Moe's because of the drinking - similar to a Griffey ploy]
        OF- Ryan Braun [Turns into a Hulk type of creature because of the "steroids" he took mixing with the radiation from the plant]

      • heyblueyoustink - Jun 29, 2012 at 12:30 PM

        Robinson Cano at second, he gets stranded on an island…..filled with discarded tires.

  3. Kevin S. - Jun 29, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Do they ship?

  4. ajcardsfan - Jun 29, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Normally I would try to make a funny comment because of the quote, but that’s a truly admirable request.

  5. sdelmonte - Jun 29, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    I will note the irony of Harper not being able to drink the beer yet.

    But I am sure they will save a can for him for his 21st birthday.

    • goskinsvt - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:07 AM

      He’s Mormon, so he can’t even drink when he’s 21.

    • mybrunoblog - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:14 AM

      Just an FYI but in the state I live in the 21 year old drinking age applies to purchasing alcohol and consuming it in public places or places of business. A person under 21 can consume alcohol in his home or the home of a friend/relative providing it was lawfully purchased and their is a person age 21 present.
      Of course it is a mute point as Harper is a Mormon and abstains from alcohol.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:21 AM

        Interesting Bruno. What state do you live in? The state I live in would more than likely charge the person who is 21 with providing alcohol to minors.

      • kopy - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:55 AM

        The majority of family is from Wisconsin, where people of any age can drink alcohol with parental consent/accompaniment. I’ve legally drank as a 16 year-old at weddings, 19 year-old at bars, etc. As long as one of my parents are there. I’ve only encountered one Hooters that doesn’t allow this as a policy, and uses their right to refuse service to anyone to do it. It made family gatherings much more fun!

    • Francisco (FC) - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM

      I will note the irony of Harper not being able to drink the beer yet.

      But I am sure they will save a can for him for his 21st birthday.

      I will note the irony of you not being aware of HOW his quote and hence this beer actually developed.

  6. kopy - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    It’s hard to tell if the Denver Brewery named their beer after Bryce Harper’s quote, or if there are just so many microbrews out there that this was the only possible name combination left.

  7. yahmule - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Very commendable gesture. The Hollis story is truly heartbreaking. I’m not sure Harper has received the level of criticism Craig tends to portray, but his deportment since reaching the Majors has been as outstanding as his level of play.

    • Kevin S. - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:09 AM

      The criticism was largely based on a few incidents people had heard about from the minors combined with a general disdain for Scott Boras and the way he and the Harpers gamed MLB’s draft-eligibility rules, but it’s more or less dissipated as he’s continued to handle himself really well at the major-league level. I think the only thing he’s really done in the bigs that people have critiqued was dodging the media after Yankee pitching hung an 0-7 on him, and even that just wasn’t that big of a deal.

  8. dowhatifeellike - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Officer Hollis had moved from Detroit to Denver to work a safer beat. She was shot in the head by a gang member while trying to break up a fight at the end of a public jazz concert.

    Now I can’t say bad things about Harper any more. Damn.

  9. cerowb - Jun 29, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Bryce Harper just keeps on giving me reasons to like him.

    **Side note – How great is baseball right now? I’m watching Harper mash home runs and fly around the field like he’s on fire, Mike Trout robbing home runs and hitting EVERYTHING in sight, and Clayton Kershaw snapping off ridiculous curveballs, making professional hitters look silly.

    Baseball is good, my friends.

  10. craigisaloser - Jun 29, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Nice story Craig. You’re still a jack off

    • silversun60 - Jun 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM

      Clown Comment, Bro.

    • ptfu - Jun 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM

      You know you have it made when you’ve got your own personal troll. Through its mere existence, the troll validates Craig’s awesomeness.

  11. Tim OShenko - Jun 29, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Kudos to Harper. All last year, it seemed like everyone was sharpening knives, just waiting to rip the kid a new one for his “immature,” “arrogant” behaviour once he arrived in the majors. And in just a couple months time, he’s completely turned that image around. With each new story, it’s become harder and harder not to like the guy.

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