Bryce Harper: Nationals All-Star Took a Selfie Behind a Unsuspecting Young Fan at the Smithsonian

By Dave Martin, Epoch Times
April 26, 2016 Updated: April 26, 2016

Washington Nationals star outfielder Bryce Harper can’t go far in the D.C. area without being noticed—or at least you wouldn’t think he could.

Monday, the National League’s reigning MVP visited the Smithsonian on his team’s day off and took a selfie with an unsuspecting fan (whose back is turned) and posted it to Instagram.


Just some shenanigans on the off day at the @smithsonian Natural History museum! #DC

A photo posted by Bryce Harper (@bharper3407) on

Harper probably can’t go far without seeing his name somewhere. The 23-year-old former first-overall pick of the 2010 MLB Draft hit a league-high 42 home runs last season and drawing 124 walks while posting a batting line of .330/.460/.649 (average/on-base/slugging).

This year he’s picked up right where he left off last season with nine home runs, 23 RBIs—both are MLB-bests—and a batting line of .323/.405/.855. The major difference is that the Nationals have a 14–4 record through Sunday. Last year the team was a disappointing 83–79.