Harper ‘clown question’ shirts coming

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has made the transition to Major League Baseball with ease this season. Now the 19-year-old phenom is stepping into a world where his quotes go viral, then end up on T-shirts.

Harper told Comcast SportsNet Washington on Thursday night that sporting manufacturer Under Armour will soon start selling T-shirts bearing a quote he gave a Canadian reporter last week.

After a game against the Blue Jays on June 12, the reporter had asked Harper whether he would take advantage of Ontario’s drinking age restrictions, which allow 19-year-old’s to consume alcohol.

Harper, a Mormon who does not drink, replied, "That’s a clown question, bro." The video of the incident quickly became a YouTube sensation and the quote was one of the highest trending topics on Twitter.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft is batting .287 for the Nationals this season, with seven home runs and 20 RBI.