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Is this really a 'clown question bro?'

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by kimronspringle, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Any feeling on the legitimacy of the question or Harper's reaction.

    EDIT1: Posted topic before I knew Harper was Mormon. Definitely stupid question, but not really handled very gracefully, either.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Finally. A discussion about the second best rookie in the major leagues. At best.
  3. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    It's the sort of question you can get away with in a joking manner or as an icebreaker when you've got a one-on-one with a guy, but not something that should have been asked in that format.
  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Get used to the phrase. Especially if you live in the DC area. It's gonna be around for a while. Someone's already made t-shirts. I'm placing an order later. Who's with me?
  5. mjslovin91

    mjslovin91 Guest

    Was that a Nats' media relations guy who tried to cut him off? Or another reporter?
  6. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

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  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Did you order a Cised for Bryce? I figured you would, given your slurping of Harper and love of the Junkies.

    I'm holding out for Tickled for Trout

    (it was a Nats PR guy)
  8. Honestly, I didn't have a problem with the question or the answer.

    I do have a problem with the Nats p.r. guy hovering around. Reminds me too much of college. This is big-boy baseball. Let the kid talk. He's perfectly capable of saying, "I'd prefer not to answer your question, bro."
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The Nats PR guy actually said "clown question, bro," same words as Harper, right?

    In any case it was a ridiculous question and I'm glad the guy got embarrassed.
  10. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Not yet. But soon. I'll get you one, too.

    Trout's shirt will simply have a giant number one on it. Nothing else. People will know. Oh, people will know.
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like it was just a dumb question asked by a reporter who probably forgot the kid is only 19 and definitely didn't know he was mormon. Harper handled it fine. NBD.
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    He knew Harper was 19. That was the whole point of the question.
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