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Bryce Harper's response to a 'clown question'

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper loses control of his

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper loses control of his bubble after striking out during the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto. (June 11, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Teenage phenom Bryce Harper has been the consummate professional since being called up to the Nationals on April 27.

So, after hitting a mammoth third inning home run in Toronto on Tuesday, a Canadian reporter threw Harper a curveball asking him if he'd have a celebratory beer since he's of drinking age in Canada.

Before a Nats PR rep could step in, Harper delivered this classic response that is sure to become an internet meme.

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