Baseball Star Spends Day with Nevada Firefighters

In an interview back in 2012, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper made it clear that if the whole baseball thing didn’t work out for him, he had his back up plan already figured out, reports Yahoo Sports.

He wanted to be a firefighter.

“I’d probably be a firefighter. Ever since I was growing up, I wanted to be a firefighter or a baseball player. Going into the offseason, I’m going to get my EMT and do the firefighting thing so I have something to fall back on.”

Two years later, it’s safe to say the baseball thing is working out well enough that Harper will remain employed and earn absurd amounts of money for the next two decades. Still, that doesn’t mean Harper doesn’t occasionally think about what life might be as a firefighter. And when given a chance to experience just a taste of that life, he certainly isn’t going to turn it down.

Such an opportunity came on Thursday. Bryce and his brother Bryan Harper spent the day at Fire Station 82 in Henderson, Nev., which serves as a training ground for both aspiring and seasoned firefighters.

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