#Lookit

Bryce Harper, budding douche superhero

via @DCSportsNexus

Bryce Harper arrived to Major League Baseball last season, and there was a lot of pressure on him to be the greatest douche we've ever known. But then, just when the whole world was getting ready to worship the newest, greatest douche in a sport full of them, the Nationals held him back.

They must have. Whether that meant lectures from team officials or strict image management from PR people, someone must have stepped in. Because as Jeff Sullivan wrote last year at Baseball Nation last year, Bryce really didn't seem that douchey with last year's Nats. All he did was work hard and play really well.

There was the "Clown question" thing, and that was mostly it. At least nationally.

But give it time.

As seen in the .GIF above, from his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday night, there are still plenty of opportunities for Bryce's inner douche to shine. We're still a few months from baseball season, but here's to hoping that this year B-Harp embraces his God-given talent and goes full-on scorched-earth douche. Look at the hair up there! And then the flawless execution of the double bro-point, like he's pointing at some bros across a crowded club who just bought him a shot, but not in a gay way.

THIS MAN WAS BORN TO DOUCHE.

It'd be a waste of talent if he didn't.

This means we need more "Bros" in interviews, more cut-off shirts that say "Suns Out, Guns Out", and more pets named "Swag". As Sullivan noted last year, "Maybe Bryce Harper is going to slip, and maybe he'll still blossom into the hateable shithead he was projected to be." God, let's hope so. Bryce Harper has so much potential as a hateable shithead that we can't help but love him for it.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.