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I See You Bryce Harper

I always thought I had pretty good vision. I had worn glasses as achild, but sort of grew out of them and had been glasses-free forabout 15 years when I went to a LensCrafters for a check up a coupleof years ago. Turns out, I should have stuck with the glasses becauseI was blind as a bat.

Now, almost two years later, I can't imagine life without my glasses,from a vision standpoint and from a "looking really hip and cool in myRay-Ban glasses which make me feel like John Belushi in BluesBrothers" standpoint.

It seems young Bryce Harper, the teenage wunderkind who will soon bemashing home runs out of Nationals Park at a prodigious rate, had asimilar issue. He was batting just .231 back on April 19, when hewent to the eye doctor for a check up. The doctor was shocked Harperhad been hitting at all considering his eyesight was so awful. Sincegetting a new set of contact lenses Harper is hitting at a.480/.547/.893 clip, which is basically the line of the demigod thathe is projected to be.

And, unfortunately for the Nationals, these past few weeks havereignited the "When is Mr. Harper coming to Washington?" argumentamong Nats fans who are starved for something to cheer for (thoughtheir team is doing relatively well this season).

I have to say, I'm not sure if the Nats' front office is going to beable to hold this kid back as long as they want to. He looks to be asadvertised and when a once-in-a-generation guy comes along (see:Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Jason Heyward, Wayne Gretzky, etc.),nothing can stop him from making an impact. Not overwhelmingexpectations, not fanatical press coverage, and not a front officedesperately hoping they can keep him under their umbrella for a fewextra years. I know this is going out on a limb, but I'm going to bebold.

You will see Bryce Harper in a Nationals game sometime this season.

You heard it here first.

I always thought I had pretty good vision. I had worn glasses as achild, but sort of grew out of them and had been glasses-free forabout 15 years when I went to a LensCrafters for a check up a coupleof years ago. Turns out, I should have stuck with the glasses becauseI was blind as a bat.

Now, almost two years later, I can't imagine life without my glasses,from a vision standpoint and from a "looking really hip and cool in myRay-Ban glasses which make me feel like John Belushi in BluesBrothers" standpoint.

It seems young Bryce Harper, the teenage wunderkind who will soon bemashing home runs out of Nationals Park at a prodigious rate, had asimilar issue. He was batting just .231 back on April 19, when hewent to the eye doctor for a check up. The doctor was shocked Harperhad been hitting at all considering his eyesight was so awful. Sincegetting a new set of contact lenses Harper is hitting at a.480/.547/.893 clip, which is basically the line of the demigod thathe is projected to be.

And, unfortunately for the Nationals, these past few weeks havereignited the "When is Mr. Harper coming to Washington?" argumentamong Nats fans who are starved for something to cheer for (thoughtheir team is doing relatively well this season).

I have to say, I'm not sure if the Nats' front office is going to beable to hold this kid back as long as they want to. He looks to be asadvertised and when a once-in-a-generation guy comes along (see:Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Jason Heyward, Wayne Gretzky, etc.),nothing can stop him from making an impact. Not overwhelmingexpectations, not fanatical press coverage, and not a front officedesperately hoping they can keep him under their umbrella for a fewextra years. I know this is going out on a limb, but I'm going to bebold.

You will see Bryce Harper in a Nationals game sometime this season.

You heard it here first.