Bryce Harper had fun with the Phillies fans who traveled to D.C. for his return to Nationals Park
There was plenty of hype for
Most of the crowd wasn't pleased, but there was a strong contingent of Phillies fans behind Harper in right field. They roared their approval with a chant.
WE. GOT. HARPER.— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 3, 2019
You'll want the sound on for this. pic.twitter.com/mcSMxuW2xQ
Harper saluted the Philly faithful, and when he took the field in the next half-inning, he made sure to give them a bow -- just as he did on Opening Day.
As if that wasn't enough, Harper tried to honor the Phillies fans one more time by sending a home run in their direction.
The only problem? The 458-footer overshot their section.
We can probably classify that "mistake" as a #BryceHarperProblem.
It didn't matter -- the Phillies fans went crazy anyway.
Here’s how it looked from the only part of the stadium that’s still having a blast. pic.twitter.com/h4B8Ykx3d3— Hannah Keyser (@HannahRKeyser) April 3, 2019
The Phillies won the game, 8-2. This has all the makings of a beautiful friendship.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.