'Clown question' shirts to be sold

Updated: June 22, 2012, 12:40 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Bryce Harper's famous phrase, "That's a clown question, bro," soon will be available on T-shirts, according to a report.

The Washington Nationals' young phenom told Comcast SportsNet on Thursday that Under Armour will begin selling T-shirts with his now often repeated catchphrase.

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Harper quipped his popular words last week to a Toronto TV reporter who asked if the 19-year-old had planned to take advantage of Canada's lower drinking age after belting a long home run in a win over the Blue Jays.

Harper is a Mormon, a religion that forbids alcohol.

For a brief time, the highest trending topic on Twitter was Harper's response: "That's a clown question, bro." The outfielder's name also was among the site's most popular subjects.

Twitter users have been reformulating the phrase to fit different contexts, too.

information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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