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Bryce Harper partied like a rock star last night

Oct 2, 2012, 1:23 PM EST

Bryce Harper

The scene: the champagne-soaked Washington Nationals clubhouse. Adam Kilgore reports on the exploits of the 19 year-old Bryce Harper:

As the Nationals guzzled Korbel and Miller Lite, Harper shared a corner of the raucous clubhouse Monday night with first baseman Adam LaRoche’s 9-year-old son, Drake. They eschewed bubbly for the sweet – and soft – stuff.

“I was drinking that,” Harper said. “Me and Drake were pouring that on top of each other.”

Wait, what happened to the Dom?

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Nice to hear SOMEONE was taking care of LaRoche’s kid. I would imagine there are some liability issues if the Nats were serving booze to a minor in a semi-public place like the locker room, right?

    • Jason @ IIATMS - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:40 PM

      Bryce Harper is LaRoche’s kid? I didn’t know that.

  2. historiophiliac - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Damn, there’s a kiddie table in baseball.

    Miller Light, really? Sigh.

    • cur68 - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:35 PM

      All the beer in the world and they serve these guys horse piss? Jeez. I’d sooner drink the cider with the kids than that.

      • historiophiliac - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:41 PM

        second that

      • kkolchak - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:42 PM

        I’ll third it.

  3. runyetirun - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Craig, your pull quote missed the part where Kilgore explains that Harper and the kid were drinking and spraying sparkling cider.

    • Craig Calcaterra - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM

      Ah, meant to include that. Sorry.

  4. kkolchak - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Miller Lite is the crap beer you use to spray on each other. They saved the good stuff for later after things calmed down. :D

    • historiophiliac - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      I wouldn’t even want to wear it.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Oct 2, 2012 at 2:10 PM

      Miller Lite is delicious.

      • paperlions - Oct 2, 2012 at 2:20 PM

        Homer

      • kkolchak - Oct 2, 2012 at 2:38 PM

        No wonder the Brewers never win–they brew crappy beer.

      • umrguy42 - Oct 2, 2012 at 2:59 PM

        Miller High Life = good
        MGD = jury’s still out
        Miller Lite = only good in comparison to Coors Lite… and maybe not even then

      • kevinbnyc - Oct 2, 2012 at 6:14 PM

        umrguy is obviously still in college if he likes the champagne of beers. Maybe even high school.

  5. bennyandthemets - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    I heard Bryce Harper was pounding O’Douls like a champ!

    • kkolchak - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:41 PM

      Nah…it was Clown Comment, a new alcohol free beer available in DC. :D

  6. historiophiliac - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    I could go for a Flying Fish Pale Ale right now.

    • foreverchipper10 - Oct 2, 2012 at 2:10 PM

      Flying Dog is located in Maryland, right? Proximity should have netted them something better than miller lite. Either way I could go for a brew about now.

      • historiophiliac - Oct 2, 2012 at 4:53 PM

        It’s Flying Fish and I believe it’s from New Jersey. Flying Dog is from out west somewhere I think (Colorado?). I drink the Fish when I’m in DC for work — can’t get it here in the Bible Belt. But, yeah, they *can* get better beer in DC.

      • drunkenhooliganism - Oct 2, 2012 at 6:03 PM

        Flying Fish is in NJ, just outside of Philly.

        Dogfish Head is in Rehoboth, Delaware. A couple miles from the redneck hamptons that is the Maryland beach towns

        Flying Dog is in Frederick, Maryland. Maybe an hour from baltimore.

        All of these, and perhaps a million other beers would’ve been more appropriate than Miller Lite.

  7. Old Gator - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Craig, I think you’re missing the point here. Bryce Harper is a rock star.

    • drunkenhooliganism - Oct 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM

      Rock Stars party like Bryce Harper

  8. kkolchak - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Hey…before any obnoxious Trout fans show up to say for the one millionth time how Trout is supposedly better than Harper even though he’s a year older, Harper’s apple cider is better than what Trout is drinking to celebrate making the playoffs, which is NOTHING.

    • hardballtalkusername - Oct 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM

      Funny nobody even mentions Trout and yet you still found it necessary to say this. Oh and everyone outside of the Nats would take Trout over Harper

      • kkolchak - Oct 2, 2012 at 4:13 PM

        Yep–cause I had to read that BS all season long.

        And as for “everyone” wanting Trout over Harper, we’ll see about that next year after Bryce bangs out 40 home runs and wins the NL MVP.

  9. natstowngreg - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Just the latest reminder of how young Bryce Harper is, and how much he has accomplished at such a young age.

    • natslady - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:56 PM

      I see a great future for Drake LaRoche, too. ;)

    • indaburg - Oct 2, 2012 at 2:57 PM

      Even if Bryce was of age, he likely wouldn’t drink. Harper is a Mormon and they are not permitted to drink alcohol or any caffeinated beverages, one of the 200 or so reasons I would never be one.

      • Old Gator - Oct 2, 2012 at 4:28 PM

        And they eat grasshoppers too, I heard at a local Democratic Party office….

      • blacksables - Oct 2, 2012 at 6:45 PM

        So when is he doing his 2-year misson?

      • indaburg - Oct 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM

        A quick look-up on Wikipedia revealed that service is expected but not mandatory. I already know more about Mormonism than I care to know, so that’s all the research I’m doing.

  10. migoli - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    How about another reminder that Harper did not deserve to be an all star ……

    • seattlej - Oct 2, 2012 at 2:11 PM

      Well, that depends who you think should be an all-star. It’s a marketing event, and should include baseball’s biggest names. Some of those names should be the best young layers on the planet (as opposed to AAAA players that have a lucky first half). I think it was right to put Harper on the roster, even if some players had slightly better stars, his were close enough.

    • seattlej - Oct 2, 2012 at 2:11 PM

      Well, that depends who you think should be an all-star. It’s a marketing event, and should include baseball’s biggest names. Some of those names should be the best young layers on the planet (as opposed to AAAA players that have a lucky first half). I think it was right to put Harper on the roster, even if some players had slightly better stats, his were close enough.

  11. ajcardsfan - Oct 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Congrats to both Harper and the Nats, I hope we see you in the NLCS

  12. greymares - Oct 2, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    I’m impressed, at 19 and in that same setting i would have been drunker than a skunk at the end of the night.

    • zhangocracy - Oct 2, 2012 at 3:25 PM

      He’s a Scientologist.

      • clydeserra - Oct 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM

        I think you mean LDS.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 2, 2012 at 4:05 PM

      No doubt Mare. At 19…tore up and pie-eyed.
      But that would also help explain why I wasn’t playing in the Big Leagues at 19.
      That…and not being able to consistently hit the curve…and not being exceptionally fast…and…

  13. stlouis1baseball - Oct 2, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Scientologist? Hahaha!

    And this people…is how rumors get started.

    Scientologist? Really? Hahaha!

  14. dino1730 - Oct 2, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    What they didn’t mention was he went to the club all night after the clubhouse party, drank 3 bottles of Christal, and took home 3 hot women.

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