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MrAndroid
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Bryce Harper Article on Grantland, Good Read but Long


I enjoyed the article and have slowly become a fan of his style of play, however one thing that stuck out in the article that hit close to home.

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When Harper became a national figure in 2009, there was a problem — he still had two years of high school left to finish, two years before he could even begin his journey through the minor leagues. Problem solved: He got his GED after his sophomore year and enrolled at the College of Southern Nevada, which would make him eligible for the draft in 2010, while he was still just 17.

The College of Southern Nevada plays in the SWAC conference, where only wooden bats may be used during conference play. This allowed Harper to emulate professional hitters in another way.




I never knew ther were two SWACS!

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I never knew ther were two SWACS!
THAT stuck out?






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ProjectP2294
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I never knew ther were two SWACS!

Yeah, one is made up of schools whose academics barely qualify them as Community Colleges, and baseball is played at a level lower than most big time high schools.

And then there is the one Bryce Harper played in.






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barry
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Yeah, one is made up of schools whose academics barely qualify them as Community Colleges, and baseball is played at a level lower than most big time high schools.

And then there is the one Bryce Harper played in.








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ProjectP2294
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I've been hitting F5 impatiently, hoping that someone would finally appreciate the gem I crafted.





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TheCaterpillar
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hahah I enjoyed it





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Boh
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Swag Harper






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Walt OReilly
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In his one year at CSN, as one of the youngest college hitters in the nation, Harper hit .443/.526/.987. In 66 games, he hit 31 home runs. The school's previous record for homers was 12.


so he was 16-17 yrs old, using a wooden bat and hit that many HRs?

just incredible






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TigerStripes06
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Well done


This post was edited on 6/12 at 11:53 am


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ProjectP2294
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Shameless bump.





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Zukitiger
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My neighbor who is white, played baseball on scholarship for Grambling and graduated. He is now an auto mechanic.





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