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Bryce Harper Falls Short in Bid To Be National League's "Final Vote" All-Star

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    For four hours Thursday afternoon, Twitter was a blur of #BryceIn12 hashtags.

    Fans, for lack of a better term, were going absolutely insane with it. Local athletes were stumping for Bryce Harper's addition to next week's All-Star Game, as were well-known beer spokesmen (need I remind you of the "Clown Question," bro?)

    The Nationals themselves were offering prizes, including a meet-and-greet with the man -- er, teenager -- himself.

    With so much support, how could Harper lose the National League's "Final Vote" campaign?

    Oh.

    Harper lost out to St. Louis' David Freese and apparently came in third out of four (Atlanta's Chipper Jones was the fifth candidate, but was officially added to the NL team as an injury replacement), but judging by his meteoric rise to stardom, the 19-year-old has plenty of All-Star appearances ahead of him.


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