Sixteen-year-old Bryce Harper of Las Vegas High School is said to be Baseball’s LeBron James. More importantly, he told SI’s Tom Verducci that he wants to be a Yankee.
“When asked about his goals as a ballplayer, he replies, “Be in the Hall of Fame, definitely. Play in Yankee Stadium. Play in the pinstripes. Be considered the greatest baseball player who ever lived. I can’t wait.”
The cover of this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated points out that Harper has hit 570 foot homers and throws 96 MPH off the mound. He’s also a catcher, so he has pretty much conquered every aspect of the game.
Wouldn’t it be nice if his dream of becoming a Yankee came true?