Given a choice, should you correct somebody who mistakes you for somebody else, or go with their wrong impression? We’ve probably all been there at one time or another. But when Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams was confused for Bryce Harper, the All-Star slugger who’s this winter’s most in-demand free agent while dining out, he let the world on Twitter know that he had some fun with the situation:
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
Now, it might be a little bit of a stretch — not everybody with a big fuzzy beard should be mistaken for Harper, a member of ZZ Top, or one of the Soggy Bottom Boys from the Coen Brothers classic 2000 musical comedy, “O Brother Where Art Thou?” But how often does a major league player get mistaken for one of the biggest stars in the game?
Williams had some fun with the situation. Whether he’s wearing a beard or not, he may be dining on that story for years to come.