Bryce Harper wants to be a firefighter in the offseason

Holly Bensur Contributor
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Good news if you are a Washington Nationals fan and your house is on fire: you could be saved by Bryce Harper!

In a Twitter Q & A with the Nationals outfielder, @jayraynet asked via the team’s blog Curly W Live, “If you weren’t playing ball, what would you be doing?”

Bryce responded: “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.”

The Nationals’ promising rookie wouldn’t be the first athlete to hold an offseason job.  Ryan Klesko, a former Atlanta Braves first baseman, used to be a S.W.A.T. team member during the offseason, The D.C. Sports Nexus reports.

Other strange offseason jobs include Karl Malone, who was a truck driver, and Carlos Lee, who is a rancher. Also of interest, Shaquille O’Neal was a deputy sheriff, Sean Avery was a model and Bo Jackson played football.

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