Baseball star snaps selfie with fans phone
Baseball star snaps selfie with fans phone Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper takes a photo of himself with a cell phone tossed to him by fan Jamie Roach (AP photos)
Baseball star snaps selfie with fans phone
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Bryce Harper called this shot.

The Washington Nationals slugger known for launching long home runs thrilled a fan at a recent game, gesturing for her cellphone, snapping a playful selfie and then tossing it back into the stands.

Harper took the picture in right field before Washington took on the Toronto Blue Jays in the second game of a doubleheader.

"It was pretty good," Harper told The Associated Press when he saw the photo after the game. "Just messing around a little bit with the fans. Enjoying it with them a little bit. It's always fun."

The 22-year-old outfielder was looking at a group of fans taking pictures of him from their Nationals Park seats when he noticed Jamie Roach. Harper motioned for the retail manager from Laurel, Maryland, to flip him her phone from about 15 feet above. She did, and he caught it.

Harper took a wide-eyed, silly faced picture of himself and threw the phone back to her.

"I was so excited, I've never gotten a ball from him, but now I've got this picture," Roach said. "It was very awesome, like a kid in a candy store."

Roach, who said she goes to about 40 games a year, quickly sent the picture to friends and strangers at the game and the selfie was uploaded to social media sites. The Internet took it from there.

The latest All-Star voting results released by Major League Baseball showed Harper leading all National League players with more than 2.3 million votes.

Forget about a picture being worth 1,000 words, but expect this one to be worth oodles of extra votes and fans.

"They were trying to take a selfie with me," Harper told the AP. "I went over there and said, 'Hey, toss me the phone and I'll do it for you.'"

Harper had two hits in the game and ranks among the major league leaders in homers, runs batted in and batting average.

Critical thinking challenge: Why does Bryce Harper foster a relationship with fans?

Source URL: https://www.tweentribune.com/article/tween78/baseball-star-snaps-selfie-fan-s-phone/

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COMMENTS (26)
  • mimir-fel
    8/19/2015 - 02:15 p.m.

    Bryce Harper fosters a relationship with fans because it's important to be chill with your fans or else they could end up not liking you. Plus, by being extra-chill with his fans he gains extra publicity.

  • helenaw-fel
    8/19/2015 - 02:15 p.m.

    Bryce Harper fosters a relationship with fans because he likes to have fun with his fans.

  • callans-fel
    8/19/2015 - 02:16 p.m.

    The reason why Bryce Harper keeps a relationship with fans is because he wanted to have a little fun with them and keep their love for him alive.

  • calaabj-fel
    8/19/2015 - 02:16 p.m.

    Bryce Harper fosters a relationship with the fans because they make him happy and he said in the text "messing around with the fans a little bit is always fun" therefor he likes to play around with his fans and have fun.

  • audreya-fel
    8/19/2015 - 02:16 p.m.

    Why Bryce Harper fosters a relationship with fans is to have fun and get votes for the latest all-star voting results that gave him a 2.3 million lead.

  • johnj-fel
    8/19/2015 - 02:16 p.m.

    Bryce Harper fosters a relationship with fans because he said that he enjoys doing it and that its always fun.

  • austing-fel
    8/19/2015 - 02:16 p.m.

    Bryce Harper fosters a relationship with with his fans because he likes to and because he thinks it is fun to do.

  • lances-fel
    8/19/2015 - 02:16 p.m.

    Bryce Harper fosters a relationship with fans because in the passage he states he was just messing around and its always fun to have a lil bit of fun with them.

  • donovanl-fel
    8/19/2015 - 02:16 p.m.

    Bryce Harper fosters a relationship with the fans because he thinks it is always fun to just mess around with the fans for a little bit.

  • courtneyh-1-fel
    8/19/2015 - 02:17 p.m.

    Bryce Harper fostered a relationship with fans because he likes to mess around with the fans and its fun.

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