Pirates pitcher who looks like Bryce Harper convinces waiter that Harper's signing with the Yankees

Caroline Brandt
NBC Sports Washington
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams who shares some close resemblance to free agent Bryce Harper, was mistaken for the slugger while dining in a San Diego restaurant and decided to play along.

Pirates pitcher who looks like Bryce Harper convinces waiter that Harper's signing with the Yankees

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams who shares some close resemblance to free agent Bryce Harper, was mistaken for the slugger while dining in a San Diego restaurant and decided to play along.

Pirates pitcher who looks like Bryce Harper convinces waiter that Harper's signing with the Yankees originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com

When Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams was mistaken for Bryce Harper while dining at a restaurant in San Diego, he decided to have a little fun with it. 

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In an interview with MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM, Williams said the mistaken identity occurred by a waiter who was excited to see him in the restaurant.

The waiter, who mistook Williams as Harper, told him, "Bryce Harper's in the house, we need to offer you our finest food."

I didn't know if he was serious or not," Williams said. "I get 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.

Williams decided to play along. He told the waiter he was in town to speak with the Padres.

The waiter said he was originally from the Bronx and told Williams not to sign with the Padres and to sign with the Yankees instead. After a short conversation, Williams told him he had convinced him to sign with the Yankees.

I don't know if he was serious," Williams said. "Obviously when he got the bill, he saw I wasn't Bryce Harper.

Harper is no stranger to Williams, however. Harper is 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and two walks against Williams in his career.

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