His face red, his eyes squinting into rows of cameras around his small table, Bryce Harper smiled, laughed and took in the scene during 45 minutes of questioning at Monday's All-Star media day.

The queries ranged from the absurd, like what music he has on his iPod and how many times he hears the word "clown" in a day, to the introspective, like his admiration and idolization of Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer George Brett. They did not let up, there was no opportunity to pause.