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Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (L) and his wife Kayla Harper (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

Krew Turns 1 This Weekend

This Saturday, August 22, Bryce Harper and his wife, Kayla’s first son, Krew, will turn 1. The outfielder said his son is so strong, and that he hopes he becomes a hockey player, football player, or something else when he grows up.

“I don’t want him to play baseball. We will see,” Harper continued Wednesday morning on MLB Network, adding that during the shutdown between spring training and summer camp, he was excited to be able to be with Krew for two months and “not worry about anything else.”

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“I’m so excited to spend time with him when I can,” Harper said. “[To] kind of see him grow, and his emotion, and just the laugh and the cuddle and everything like that — it has been so much fun to be around him, my family, and my wife.”

“We have such a good time together. I love facetiming him and being around him,” Harper continued about his son. “There is nothing better. Of course, my wife is pregnant right now with a little girl. We are getting excited about that and we are very, very fortunate to be able to bring another child into this world.”

“We are very excited.”

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Of course, Harper is a huge Las Vegas Golden Knights fan; on Sunday, they clinched a 4-1 series win against the Chicago Blackhawks to advance into the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Philadelphia Flyers can do the same as early as Wednesday evening, just hours after the Phillies play the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

“I’m very happy for the [Golden Knights], and very excited for them. I think everybody in this country knows I am a Knights fan,” Harper said. “I’m really excited, being Vegas-born and being from the city of Las Vegas, I am very fortunate to have a great hockey team.”

Harper said that while he is excited about his native city’s hockey team, he is excited about the Flyers as well, and that he supports “every single team in Philly.”