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Miss Utility will sponsor Bryce Harper’s Hagerstown at-bats

If you plan to go see Bryce Harper play with the Hagerstown Suns this spring, your plans just got a little more exciting.

“Prior to each of Harper’s at-bats, the Hagerstown Suns will announce, ‘Now batting, Bryce Harper, brought to you by Miss Utility, reminding you to call 811 before you dig,’ “ this week’s press release says.

That’s about as exciting an introduction as I can imagine for the next Mickey Mantle.

“They jumped at the opportunity to be connected with the top prospect in Major League Baseball, knowing that the window of opportunity as a nonprofit to be associated with an athlete of this caliber is very limited,” reads the e-mail accompanying the press release about Miss Utility sponsoring Bryce Harper’s Hagerstown at-bats. All of which I love typing.

Well, good on the region’s call-before-you-dig center for getting its name out there. By the way, failure to contact Miss Utility, which is a free service, is a leading cause for damage to underground utilities.

Nationals Enquirer has more on the excitement that’s building in Harperstown. Believe it or not, Miss Utility isn’t the only element.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.


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