BREAKING: Bryce Harper Announces He’ll Be Taking The 2019 Season Off To Backpack Around Europe
Washington, D.C. - Sources indicate that MLB superstar Bryce Harper has made a decision regarding his plans for the upcoming baseball season, and it appears that the free agent outfielder will be taking the year off to backpack around Europe.
The 26-year-old has spent his entire career with the Washington Nationals, and along with Manny Machado was expected to be one of the major prizes of this year’s free agent class. However, most teams have been reluctant to meet the demands of the two young stars, and with just a few weeks until spring training begins, Harper has decided to take some time off to find his true self and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
“This is not an easy decision for me. Baseball has been my entire life since I was a little boy, and stepping away from the game is going to be a challenge,” said Harper. “Having said that, there’s so much of this world that I haven’t experienced, and I believe it’s time for me to add some stamps to my passport. Anybody can hit a Major League fastball 450 feet, but only a select few have the ability to take a picture of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa.”
Harper stated that his intention is to return to baseball next year, but acknowledged that there is a genuine possibility that he may become so cultured in Europe that coming back to America would be a massive letdown.