Former Bearcat Josh Harrison Makes NL All Star Team With The Pirates

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Against long odds a player who doesn't really have a position is going to be in Minnesota for the All Star game

From the Pirates website

Harrison, who was selected to the team by National League All-Star Manager Mike Matheny, is currently hitting .298 (67-for-225), 12 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 25 RBI and 33 runs scored in 72 games. The infielder/outfielder is the first utility player named to the N.L. team since Omar Infante while with Atlanta in 2010.

This is obviously a huge deal for Harrison, a player who managed to get me to actually care about baseball which is far from my favorite sport. But I watched a lot of baseball during his final year at UC in 2008 because that team was fun and perhaps even more importantly good.

So it is great to see that he is having so much success at the major league level, especially after the rough seasons he had coming into this one. Now, he will always have All Star next to his name. Thats pretty damn cool.

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