On Thursday night Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams was totally confused for free agent MLB superstar Bryce Harper.
Instead of correcting the mistake, he had some fun with it.
Our waiter tonight thought I was Bryce Harper so of course I played along and told him I was signing with the Yankees. He was very happy because he was from the Bronx.
— Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) December 28, 2018
Williams told the whole story:
“The waiter came up to me and offered me the menu and said, you know, ‘Bryce Harper’s in the house. We gotta offer you our finest food.’ I didn’t know if he was serious or not. I’ve been mistaken for Bryce Harper a lot. Not like full mistaken, but the profiles of our faces, I guess, look similar. I don’t know, I think I look a lot like myself and not somebody else. …
“He’s gorgeous, so if I’m going to look like that guy, it’s gotta be good.”
“I said well I’m in town for the Padres, and he said, ‘Don’t do that. Sign with the Yankees. I’m from the Bronx.’
“And I said, ‘You know what? You convinced me. I’m going to sign with the Yankees now.’ And I don’t know if he was serious. Obviously, when I got the bill, he saw that I wasn’t Bryce Harper.”
When someone with the power to give you free food asks you if you're Bryce Harper, you say YES.#Pirates SP Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) tells the story of being mistaken for the wrong bearded Major League Baseball player last night: pic.twitter.com/ubvopGkCYX
— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) December 28, 2018
It’s total beard confusion.
All white guys with beards apparently lookalike.