Posted by admin | Posted in bryce harper | Posted on 02-05-2012-05-2008
If you haven’t had a chance to see Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals you have been missing out. he is a once in a lifetime player that is essentially A-Rod, Ken Griffey Jr. and LeBron James all in one package. he is a true phenom and like most phenoms, the nation won’t like him.
However, there is one major difference between Tebow and Harper; no one has ever questioned Harper’s mechanics or abilities. In fact, his personal life is the last thing people talk about, though he bears some similarities to Tebow in beliefs.
The reason everyone is going to hate this young man may lie in the fact that he is a good kid, i.e. Tim Tebow and has never been in trouble. though he is cocky (but can back it up) and brash, he does volunteer work, he maintained a 3.5 grade point average in school and attends religious education classes nearly every morning.
It is funny how our country seems to hate the best of the best, no other nation does this. We always seem to view heroes as threats to our own personal station in life and despise them the moment they burst on the scene.
Well, with the invention of internet video and massive media coverage, Harper has already gone through most of the hype and the hate and is now ready for the big Leagues. the question is, are we ready for him?
We all have to remember that he is 19, give this kid a chance before you start to boo him.
In case you don’t know anything about the new outfielder for the Nationals, here is a brief rundown of his journey to the Major Leagues:
At only 16, Harper stood 6’3″ and weighed 205 pounds. he had faster bat speed than Mark McGwire in his prime and speed no one had ever seen from a young catcher. In fact he is so fast he scored on wild pitches nine times in high school……from second base. as a catcher he picks off runners from his knees, and when he pitched, he was clocked at 96 mph.
In fact, he has already hit the longest home run in the history of Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, and he did so at age 16. the blast would have flown farther than the measured 502 feet had it not smashed off the back wall of the dome.
Harper earned his GED after only his sophomore year of high school in December 2009, in order to become eligible for the June 2010 amateur draft and begin his professional baseball career early. he was drafted in the 31st round and declined.
For the 2010 college season, 17-year-old Harper enrolled at the College of Southern Nevada, a Junior College for two reasons; junior colleges do not have a draft restriction like Division 1 baseball schools and the SWAC, like MLB, uses wooden bats in conference play. In only 66 games, he hit 31 home runs, 98 RBI, hitting .443. His 31 home runs broke the school’s previous record of 12.
Harper was drafted first in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Washington Nationals, Stephen Strasburg earned the title the year before with the Nationals. Harper signed a 5-year contract worth $9.9 million.
After leading his team in hits, homers, RBI and walks Harper was selected to participate in the Arizona Fall League as a member of the Scottsdale Scorpions taxi-squad. Harper was the second-youngest player in the history of the league. he batted .343 and slugged .629. he was then invited to spring training with the big League club at age 18.
After batting .389 in spring training, the Nationals optioned Harper to Class-A to begin his minor league career. In April 2011, after a slow start in the minor leagues, Harper visited optometrist Dr. Keith Smithson who reportedly told him, “I don’t know how you ever hit before. You have some of the worst eyes I’ve ever seen.” In his first 20 games after receiving contact lenses, Harper hit .480, collecting 7 home runs, 10 doubles and 23 RBI.
During 2012 spring training, Harper was optioned to AAA Syracuse, where he started the season, playing centerfield. after a strong start, Harper was called up to the Nationals on April 27, 2012, when Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the DL.
He made his MLB debut with the Nationals the next day against the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he was boo’d from the moment they announced his name. Harper grounded out to the pitcher (Chad Billingsley) in his first career Major League at bat. he recorded his first Major League hit with a double in his third at-bat against Billingsley and got his first RBI on a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth against Javy Guerra.
After the game he was asked if he was nervous for his Major League debut and Harper stated simply, “No, I had a lot of fun out there”. the time is now sooner rather than later to make up your mind…… love Bryce, or hate Bryce…..he is here to stay.
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By CAROL VERAVANICH Q. we attended a birthday party for a kid from school. The mother was nice, but the kid just misbehaved. When the character came out to say happy birthday to him, he punched the character in the face. He totally ignored my son at …
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Like to people watch? Hotels are good for that. and even better than a high-traffic lobby is an outdoor sidewalk cafe, which is exactly what just opened on Smith Street outside of Nu Hotel in Brooklyn yesterday.
The hotel (which isn’t so “nu” anymore) boasts on its Facebook page that Brooklyn recently “scored an impressive 97″ on its walkability compared to other US cities. and now with summer about to get underway and everyone in the city coming out to play, they’ve certainly got nothing to lose by plonking down a few tables and chairs and letting guests take front row seats to the daily spectacle that is Downtown Brooklyn.
Though, as the NY Times plainly points out, the hotel happens to be in the unfortunate position of being directly across the street from a newly re-opened city jail. Which, we can all agree, doesn’t exactly make for the best people-watching.
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Veterans and their families would have greater access to education, small business opportunities, and housing options, under legislation to be unveiled by the Senate on Tuesday.
Dubbed the “VALOR Act,” the bill would give increased opportunities to military families, according to a spokesman for Senate President Therese Murray, who confirmed the Senate’s work on the bill and said more details would be disclosed at a press conference on Tuesday.
The Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, chaired by Sen. Michael Rush (D-West Roxbury) and Rep. James Vallee (D-Franklin), released a veterans’ rights bill earlier this month and word began circulating around the capitol Monday that the bill could be on the move in the Senate.
The latest version of the bill is coming from the Senate Ways and Means Committee. the Senate could consider the bill as quickly as Thursday during a planned formal session.
“it is legislation to increase access to a range of services for veterans, active military and their families,” David Falcone, a spokesman for Murray, told the News Service Monday.
Rush could not be reached for comment, and several aides declined to discuss the legislation.
Lawmakers are believed to be basing the veterans’ rights bill off of the valor act (S 2193) dealing with access, livelihood, opportunity and resource issues facing veterans. the bill was released from the Veterans Affairs Committee on April 2 and referred to Senate Ways and Means Committee.
Returning service men and women face a host of problems, including high rates of unemployment and difficulty finding affordable housing, veterans’ advocates say. with more than 385,000 veterans living in Massachusetts, including 37,000 men and women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2011, the state has been taking steps to prepare for an influx of new, younger veterans.
“This war has been different in that there has been an unprecedented reliance on the guard and reserve, and men and women in our guard are doing five, six, seven deployments,” Murray said in January. “We need to make sure employers, family members, neighbors are there to support in a variety of different ways. Our schools, in particular, for kids who have had parents doing multiple deployments worrying whether mom and dad are going to come home.”
Murray plans to hold a 2 p.m. press conference in the Senate Reading Room Tuesday.
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Khloe Kardashian thinks that Kanye West has what it takes to keep up with the Kardashians!
On Sunday, Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen asked the Khloe and Lamar star about Kim‘s recent jaunt in NYC with her new hip-hop star beau, and her outlook remained on the positive side.
“We’ve known Kanye for like nine years, and we had a double-triple-foursome date,” Khloe, 27, remarked about their recent group public outing. “He’s great with the family, but again we’ve known him for so long. It’s not like some stranger getting into a hurricane.”
On Saturday, the new duo, dubbed “Kimye” for short, were spotted browsing the racks at Balenciaga, enjoying ice cream from Van Leeuwen and having dinner at Spice Market with Kardashian’s family. Earlier this month, the longtime pals took their romance public in the Big Apple when they grabbed lunch at Serafina and shopped at various NYC stores.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on April 21, 2012.Credit: Jackson Lee/Splash News
When compared to how she felt about Kim’s ex-husband Kris Humphries, Khloe’s attitude about Kanye, 34, is a complete 180. and while she admitted to being “rubbed the wrong way” with the NBA star, Khloe is already expecting more positive things from her 31-year-old sister’s new relationship.
“I don’t think it’s serious. I think it’s too soon,” she explained to Cohen. “But because they’ve been friends for so long, it’s just so easy and that’s something I love seeing for Kim – the easiness and how happy she is. and it’s just more of a great friendship and friendships make the best relationships.”
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PRINCE GEORGE – the following students were named to the Principal’s List (4.0) for the third nine weeks grading period at N.B. Clements Jr. High School.
Tasneen Abdur Rahman, Casey Abernethy, Audrey Armstrong, Sydney Arnold, Reeve Ashcraft, Tarah Ashley, Renae Bayer, Faith Best, Harold Bloom, Douglas Bynoe, Savonte Chappell, , Jessie Chiasson, Trayvontae Clanton, Kayla Cobb, Hannah Collins, Matalin Collins, Chaelin Corrigan-Magruder, Kaitlyn Cotcamp, Mallory Cox, Sarah Daniel, Quan Dasalla, Sarah Diaz, Erin Dunn, Griffen Dunn, Haleigh Edwards, Meaghan Elliott, Ariel Everly, Kevin Foster, Dejanae Gibson, Spencer Gifford, Shannon Glasow, Cassandra Grebas, Melinda Guvercin, Dustin Helmer, Jessica Honaker, Blair Johnson, Alex Kaufman, Virginia Kendall, Taylor Keys, Brandon Kreemer, Angelica Martinez, DeShawn Maynard, Shannon Maynes, Za’Ques McCullough, Samuel Millichampe, Alyssa Mertins, Qadirah Monroe, Daniel Moore, Trevor Myers, Michael Myrick, Andrew Nall, Jordan Nase, Megan Nicely, Travis Olwin, Kaela Orr, Heath Pack, Pooja Panchal, Abigail Pannill, Madison Pate, Sabrina Peralta, Lindsay Pugh, Christopher Rakes, Jerron Ramsey, Justin Regnold, Kathryn Reith, Caroline Rhodes, Jessica Rogers, Grace Rudser, Megan Sayre, Whitney Sherrick, Trevor Sikorski, Colton Smith, Tyler Spence, Tyreka Streat, Torrence Talley, Jenna Taylor, Joanna Taylor, Debra Thomas, Tanner Thomspon, Brandon Thrasher, Sarah Tinker, David Togger, Alayna Tompkins Nicholas Tritschler, Jaylin Turner, Justin Tyson, Savannah Watkins, Winthrop Watson, Kordel Weeden-Swanzy, Jeffrey Weinz, Shawn West, Emily Whelan, Leanne White, Elizabeth Wilson and Alyssa Wyche.
The following students were named to the A Honor Roll (3.5-3.99) for the third nine weeks grading period:
Nicholas Adair, Nathalee Andrews, Wendy Archer, Justin Austin, Syndey Bakke, Rayah Bayer, Joshua Beiro, Tyler Bembry, Quendra Benjamin, Ashley Bishop, Taylor Bland, Nathaniel Boiteau, Danicia Boone, Hannah Bridgers, Taylor Browning, Robert Cavitt, Brady Cawthon, Christopher Clary, Tasia Coffey, Hunter Collins, Rachel Covington, Jasmine Cox, Christal Davis, Deja Davis, Aaliyah Decena, Shanen Decena, Kelsey Dunn, Berkeley Elliott, Abigail Faircloth, Devan Fishurne, Ymonee Fountain, Brittany Froude, Dominique Gaines, Kevin Gaines, Tyler Gibson, Ebony Gilchrist, Aaliyah Gore, Terrell Grant, Alexis Grias, Tyneshia Griffin, Megan Hardatt, Erica Harris, Willow Hart, Greyson Haynes, Angela Henry, Ileana Hernandez, Sara Hernandez, Brianna Hughes, Alex Illas, Davis Ivey, Hannah Jaco, Jared Jagers, Rebecca Jarratt, Mary Jimenez, Karl Jones, Katori Kori Jones, Charles Keller, Cindy King, Bradal Knight, Alexis Korkos, Gabriela Kulik-King, Joshua Lamb, Andrew Lawhorn, Zachariah Lawrence, Zoe Lawrence, Earl Long, Noah Lumpkin-Nevarez, Michael Lussier, Corrine Marshall, Dalpta Martin, Samantha Martin, Savannah Martin, Trevor McHale, Jacqueline McKay, Madison Metz, Grabrielle Mirro, Karima Muhammad, Rickey Murray, Jessica Nicely, Kassandra Nichols, Haley Parker, Jack Paul, Alan Petersburg, Gabriel Pilar, Serena Pittman, Daniel Puryear, Shaniah Raines, John Read, James Reed Jr., Alexandria Renn, Allijah Riley, Jackson Rivera, Jasmine Rodriguez, Justin Rowell, Alexa Sandford, Edward Saunders, Nicholas Shaver, Quentin Shipp, Blier Smith, Teon Son, Izaak Spiers, Taylor Spruell, Sarah Stech, Kassidy Steffey, Copper Stegman, Ariel Stephenson, Taylor Stevenson, Maili Steward, Madison Stillings, Jamie Stith, Brianna Sulc, Kameron Sullivan, Alyssa Taylor, Hunter Tennant, Deja Tinch, Brianna Tomko, Brendal Vargo, Zary Vazquez, Leterra Ward, Meredith Waymack, Zana Weatherspoon, Vincent White, Erica Wilson and Brittany Woodard.
The following students were named to the B Honor Roll (3.0-3.4) for the third nine weeks grading period.
Claudisa Aguilar, Ryan Albright, Calvin Anderson, Shantoria Anderson, Jordan Ansink, Josephine April, Tiasia Avinger, Shiryla Bacchus, Bryaneisha Baines, Ilana Ballard, Jordan Barlow, Kira Bartholow, Alexander Beehler, Alexander Behling, Courtney Biggs, Kaitlyn Birchett, Caitlyn Bishop, Ryan Blumenschine, Sergio Bou, Staicey Bou, Christopher Brunot, April Buckles, Frederick Burch, Matthew Burgess, Kinsleigh Burroughs, Victoria Campbell, Allysa Capps, Sarah Chandler, Asante Chong-Turner, Addison Clary, Karlaysha Coleman, Amanda Collins, Eric Collins, Corey Cooper, Alexandria Cordell, Juan Cruz-Gonzalez, Reshad Dailey, Lauren Dankenbring, April Davenport, Emily Davis, Jeffrey Dodson, Melina Doukas, Tyler Dunn, Jacob Ellison, Keyanna Ferguson, Emily firment, Brooke Fisher, Henry Fisher, Jacob Garner, Alyssa Garzini, Kamryn Gillham, Sandra Grant, Cierra Graves, T’Lia Green, Madison Hagee, Richard Hanson, Anna Harper, Makenna Harrison, Jasmine Hart, June Haynes, Alexis Heath, Steven Herman, Arianna Herrera, Isaiah Hill, Dalton Holdsworth, Maija Holliday, Christina Howe, Nicholas Hranowskyj, Kei’Shombria Hunt, Marcey Jiles, Autrelle Jones, Cherish Jones, Timothy Jones, Nicole Judge, Cody Keene, Gabrielle Kephart, Katelyn Keyser, Jun Kim, Troy King, Ian Kirkland, Destanie Kyle, Caitlyn Leary, Courtland Lee, Emily Leonard, Micalah Lilly, Carlos Littles, Tarica Lordman, Katie love, Alexis Lyons, Precyous Madison, Nellie Martin, Kayla Maze, Jonathan McCall, Ryan McClanahan, Corey McCluney, Nicholas McCuthen, Sterling McLymont, Kerri Meade, Jacob Melson, Beatriz Mendiola, Bayley Merritt, Derek Milam, Austin Minton, Gabrielle Mirro, Peyton Mitchell, Justin Moore, Ellen Morrison, Brittany Mosher, Ni’Juwan Murray, Leshawn Nash, Andrew Newcomb, Ireland O’Hare, Lauren Ogunyemi, Brenton Owens, Ross Pachmayr, Ismary Pagan, Daniel Parker, Lane Parker, Logan Parker, Brandon Pearce, Armond Pierre, Sarah Pratt, Cory Price, Justin Pulver, Gregory Ramsey, Devon Rebarchick, Casey Reekes, Christian Reynolds, Jordan Rogers, Grace Rudser, Churchlyn Sackey, Brandon Sandridge, Matthew Schoenfelder, Brian Scott, John Scott, Francisco Serrano, Jon Sherrick, Abigail Simons, Tamia Singleton, William Slade, Helena Smith, Joseph Smith, Troy Smith, Eliezer Sota, Keandre Souza, Justin Spradlin, Sierra Stanley, Bradley Starks, Shelaylah Steele, Cody Stevens, Tyler Stevenson, Kenneth Stonecipher, Bradley Stovall, Kadayjah Surley, Matthew Swineford, Joshua Talbert, Tiffany Tawes, Rachel Tellez, Travis Temple, Joseph Thuene, Benjamin Tuccitto, Carlicia Tyler, Sierra Tyler, Nathaniel Umstead, Hunter Van Haren, Theodora Vaouli, Troy Wamsley, Wesley Warren, Destiny Westbrook, Cathryne Wheeler, Mary Wilkerson, Alexandra Woods, Meredith Wyche, Alexander Yam, Markeisha Young, Nickolas Zorger and Hannah Zuloaga.
DINWIDDIE – the following students at Dinwiddie Elementary School were named to the “A” Honor Roll for the third nine weeks.
Fourth Grade: Christian Lasher, Brady Neville and Ellie Rapp.
Fifth Grade: Hatcher Bain and Vadaysha Jefferson.
The following students were named to “A/B” Honor Roll for the third nine weeks.
Fourth Grade: Kayla Boothe, Ryan Boothe, Blake Cadnum, Katie Chappell, Neal Chappell, Nash Costley, Cheyeanne Cousins, Rachel Eubank, Dylan Grindle, Taylor McMahon, Alonzo Miles, Jireh Roselle, Maegan Scalise, Kennedy Shelton, Shafeeq Spence, Morgan Spiers, Alexis Thomas, Alicia Thomas, Dalton Tucker, Rachael Tucker, Andrew Webb, Jaylen Willaims, Jalen Winfield and Daisha Wyatt.
Fifth Grade: Beau Barricks, Caleb Caudle, Jaylyn Cherry, Lauren Christopher, Kendaz Clanton, Brandon Cornett, Kaytlin Durham, Ashley Eubank, Ashley Fitts, Breanne Gill, Charles Morgan, Tracey Ragland, Chloe Reisner, Austin Smith, Alexandra Stone, Troy Wagstaff, Caroline Webb, Jaidyn Winfield, Matthew Winnie, Lexi Wiseman and Dalls Woodard.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS – the following students were named to the Honor Roll at Evangel Christian School for the third quarter.
Kindergarten A Honor Roll: Anthony Wilkins. A/B Honor Roll: Caleigh Bradford, Serenity Flowers, Glenn Harris, Ciera Holloway, Ashley McFarlane, Chase Mitter and Riya Patel.
First Grade A Honor Roll: Asher Cummings, mark Farag, Elias Sweeney, Aniya Vincent, Lauren Waddy andTrinity Wilson. A/B Honor Roll: Tylar Nunnally-Williams, Allana Ryan and Casek Shifflett.
Second Grade A Honor Roll: Jamoni Cannady, Kristyn Faithful, Kara Kress, Paul McCullough, Nicolas Rojas and Jenna Simpson. A/B Honor Roll: Paris Bowles, Kalani Coleman, Andrea Farag, Hannah Morgan and Isaiah Woods.
Third Grade A Honor Roll: Danielle Kress, Ashley Sokol and Joseph Wilkins. A/B Honor Roll: Samuel Harris, Dexter Jones and Kiara Moss.
Fourth Grade A/B Honor Roll: Danae’ Massenburg, Keith Njinkap, Isaiah Simerville and Aaron Tyler.
Fifth Grade A Honor Roll: Yerik Rojas. A/B Honor Roll: Christopher Blakey, Dwayne Buchanan, Kendra choice, Lani Mason and Audrianna Tischler.
Sixth Grade A Honor Roll: Evan Tyler. A/B Honor Roll: J’Shaun Robertson and Nya Walls.
High School: A Honor Roll: Devin Blake, Phil Chae, Lisa Guo, Sarah Guzzo, Tyler Parham and CaMille Robertson. A/B Honor Roll: Jessica Blizzard, Su Eom, Danielle Felder, Brittany Goode, Owen He, Jalyn Jarrett, Jasmine Jones, Dakotah Jongebloed, Seun Olanrewaju, Seong Min Park, Adrian Person, Tim Shim, Charles Williams, Nathan Williams and Carter Zhang.